Students Against Sexual Assault is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of sexual assault and sexual harassment on the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara City College campuses, the University of California, Santa Cruz and their surrounding communities. Members of SASA aim to create sustainable and effective resources for survivors of sexual violence. We are dedicated to the study and exposure of sexual assault and harassment while also recognizing the systemic flaws in the institutions which do not effectively address the needs of survivors. SASA is committed to accomplishing these goals through meticulous and practical planning, community organizing, coalition building, and lobbying with the purpose of eliciting change in our fight against factors associated with sexual assault on our community members. SASA is founded upon and will, with every project and action, defend and uphold the principles of ethnic, gender, racial, and social equality—recognizing the intersectionality of persons affected by sexual violence.
Board of Directors
MINA NUR BASMACI
IV COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Peyton Chambers is a third-year Sociology major who plans to work with a social Justice based non-profit after graduating from UCSB. She has always been very passionate about fighting for equality and justice for marginalized communities, especially for women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people of color. Peyton is also the Publicity Director for Students for Reproductive Justice, a member-organization of the UCSB Associated Students Human Rights Board. Outside of UCSB, Peyton has worked with 3 different non-profits as an intern, Pionero Philanthropy, ReflectUS, and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Ben is a economics Ph.D. student at UCSB. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon and worked in health services research before starting the Ph.D. program. His current research focuses on the economic impact of mental illness and trauma; specifically during development.