STAR Central

When sexual or relationship violence occurs

The office of STAR Central offers Support, Training, Advocacy, & Resources on Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence. STAR Central serves the university community through education programs, professional consultations and victim advocacy services. STAR Central is located on the second floor of the new addition of the health center in room 2129. All contacts and survivor services are confidential.

Advocacy Services

  • Survivors’ Chat Group (a peer-based support group). To learn more, email
  • Accompaniment to judicial meetings, court hearings, law enforcement interviews,  and other meetings for the purpose of providing support for the individual
  • On-call after hour and weekend volunteer staff and faculty advocates for hospital accompaniment for those who report sexual assault and want to have a rape kit done
  • One-on-one advocacy
  • Referrals to appropriate agencies or other professionals
  • Assistance with navigating the reporting system and care options
  • Other services as needed


Education Services

  • Prevention education programs for classrooms, student groups, campus departments, community, and others
  • RESPECT peer education program
  • Social-norming media campaigns
  • Professional training
  • Outreach and awareness events
  • Other education programs as needed

Campus groups can request tailored education presentations and programs by contacting STAR Central at 479-575-7252.



Mary A. Wyandt-Hiebert, Ph.D., MCHES, CWHC

STAR Central Director

479-575-7252 |

HLTH Room 2129


Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert has more than 18 years of professional experience in sexual violence prevention and victim advocacy. Dr. Wyandt also oversees programming initiatives of RESPECT. She believes in the power of peers and enjoys mentoring students.


Helpful Information

STAR Central Services

Campus Resources

Bystander Intervention

Drug Facilitated Rape

Intimate Partner Violence

Male Sexual Assault

Rape Trauma Syndrome

Risk Reduction

SARAH Program

Secondary Survivors


Survivor Chat Group

What is Date Rape?

When Rape Occurs

What is an Advocate?