Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention

Appointed annually by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Notre Dame’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP) offers advice and guidance to the Office of Student Affairs on how to assist and support victims of sexual assault. A cross campus committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students, it facilitates collaboration and communication among the different departments and student groups working to address sexual violence and spearheads a variety of rape education/prevention initiatives.

Strategic Goals and Priorities

The goals of CSAP are to offer advice and guidance to the Vice President for Student Affairs on how to assist and support victims of sexual assault, to spearhead assessment efforts to understand the needs of our students, to recommend a variety of prevention initiatives, and to facilitate collaboration among departments and student groups to address sexual violence.  

Members (2018-19 Academic Year)

Name   Title/Affiliation email
Christine Caron Gebhardt (co-chair)   Director, Gender Relations Center
William Stackman (co-chair)   Associate Vice President for Student Services, Student Affairs
Clara Bauer   Saint Mary's College
Mimi Beck   Graduate Student Life
Emerald Blankenship   Belles Against Violence, Saint Mary's College
Elizabeth Boyle   Student Government 
Megan Brown   University Counseling Center
Pam Butler   Gender Studies
Alexandra Castellanos   Notre Dame Student at Large 
Fr. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C.   Residential Life
Lauren Donahue   New Student Engagement
Annie Envall   Alumni Association
Crystal Garcia Betts   Notre Dame Security Police
Fr. Ralph Haag, C.S.C.   Rector, St. Edward's Hall
John Johnstin   Gender Relations Center
LTC George "Trey" Lachicotte   Tri-campus Military
Carol Latronica   Rector, Welsh Family Hall
Claire Leatherwood   Athletics Compliance
Meredith Mackowicz   Saint Mary's College
Ted Mandell   Film, Television & Theater
Rob Martinez   Notre Dame Security Police
Abby Mayo   Mendoza College of Business
Bill McKenney   Holy Cross College
Amber Monroe   Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Kate Morgan   Office of Student Affairs
David Napierkowski   Holy Cross College
Iris Outlaw   Multicultural Student Programs and Services
Heather Ryan   Office of Community Standards
Tami Schmitz   Campus Ministry
Lori Smith   St. Joseph Family Justice Center
Joe Stanfiel   Arts and Letters
Valerie Staples   University Counseling Center
Joseph Thomas   Graduate Student Union
Kelly Todd   Special Victims Unit-SJC Prosecutor's Office
Claire VeNard   Student Welfare and Development - Athletics
Emily Weaver   Office of