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SHARE Advocates

The SHARE (Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education) Advocates in BWell Health Promotion are confidential resources on campus that can provide support to any student from any part of the University (undergraduate, graduate, and medical students) affected by issues or experiences related to:

Sexual Assault
Sexual and/or Gender-based Harassment
Domestic/Dating Violence
Relational Abuse

Confidential services include support for a survivor or the friends of a survivor, help filing a complaint (if that is the student's choice), and help navigating resources at Brown and in the community. SHARE Advocates are available to meet in quiet spaces in the offices of BWell Health Promotion (top floor of Brown University Health Services) or at one of several different locations on campus should you prefer.

The SHARE Advocates also offer educational programs for the Brown community and advise the Sexual Assault Peer Education program. 

The SHARE Advocates, along with CAPS clinicians, serve as on-call clinicians for the 24-hour Sexual Assault Response Line (401.863-6000). The Sexual Assault Response Line connects students with confidential crisis support and information. The on-call counselor is also available to accompany a victim to the hospital.

To make an appointment with a SHARE Advocate, you can place a request online, or call the office at 401.863-2794.  

Your two SHARE Advocates are:

Alana Sacks, MSW, LCSW

Elliot Ruggles, LCSW, PhD

In addition to one on one support described above, the SHARE Advocates offer support groups for survivors each semester. For Fall 2019, a support group for students will meet on Tuesdays from 12-1 pm, running from Oct 15 - Dec 10. 

  • 401.863-2794
    Health Promotion
  • 401.863-3953
    Health Services
  • 401.863-6000
    Sexual Assault Response Line
  • 401.863-4111
  • 401.863-3476
    Counseling & Psychological Services
  • 401.863-4111