Sexual Misconduct & Assault

Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART)
SMART is a campus organization aimed at creating greater awareness about relationship-related topics. The goal of the SMART organization is to educate and assist members of the Wartburg community in dealing with situations related to sexual misconduct. SMART consists of two separate branches. SMART consists of faculty, staff and student advocates who are specially trained to provide education and support in sexual assault/harassment incidents on campus. SMART is also a student-run organization which provides educational programming about issues related to dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and making responsible sexual choices.

How do I become a member?
To become a member of SMART, contact Stephanie Newsom, Director of Counseling Services at stephanie.newsom@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8596.  If you are interested in becoming a certified advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault, you must go through the state mandated  20 hour, Level I advocacy training.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please direct those to Stephanie Newsom.

What does SMART do?

  • Organizes awareness activities
  • Provides advocacy services
  • Serves as an educational resource to the campus community
  • Trains faculty, staff and students to more effectively deal with issues related to sexual misconduct.


Molly Wertz ext. 8632
Stephanie Newsom ext. 8596
Penni Pier ext. 8256
Kit Kleinhans ext. 8283
Lynn Peters ext. 8472
Susan Lenius ext. 8596/8372
Jette Irgens ext. 8410