ARISE is the Westminster Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT), which provides support, education, training and immediate help when there is an occurrence of interpersonal violence (IPV) on campus.
ARISE stands for, Advocates for Relationship Intervention, Survivor Support, and Education, and we are committed to every aspect of our name. We are a group of campus and community professionals who organize local efforts concerning any form of interpersonal violence. The phrase interpersonal violence (IPV) includes sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as defined by the Sexual Misconduct Policy. ARISE gives comprehensive and ongoing prevention and response to all acts of IPV.
We recognize the historical, social, and cultural oppression create the conditions that allow interpersonal violence to disproportionately impact minoritized communities. ARISE is committed to practicing with a social justice lens and connecting survivors to resources that were born in their communities, and honor their wisdom, strength, and resilience.
ARISE has a set of values that guides our work. These include, but are not limited to, Inclusion, Credibility, Survivor-Centered, and Empowerment
A CCRT is an interdisciplinary team of professionals who meet regularly to assess, plan, monitor and evaluate response measures when it comes to IPV. They also create ongoing prevention and educational services for the entire Westminster campus. The team works as a group to build a collaborative strategy to ensure a united response to campus situations, as well as developing preventive procedures. A CCRT utilizes the unique talents of each member to create a team that best serves the community with informed decisions and the ability to help those in need.