Advocates are available to assist victims in making informed decisions about medical, law enforcement, and court processes and will act as a liaison between the victim and other social service agencies. Advocates provide supportive counseling that includes safety planning, education on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, assistance in establishing an Action Plan and setting personal goals, and providing information and referrals.
Interested in becoming a peer educator with Students for Violence Prevention?
Sexual violence can include sexual actions and words that coerce, manipulate, or are forced upon someone with the intent to intimidate, humiliate, dominate, subjugate, or control.
The legal definitions of stalking in Kansas is intentional, malicious, and repeated following or harassment of another person and making a credible threat with the intent to place such person in reasonable fear for such person's safety.
Domestic Violence is the pattern of abusive & coercive behaviors used to gain power & control over the victim.
We hold a 1 credit hour training class every Spring semester. Ali Smith, Coordinator of Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy and SVP advisor conducts student training. The trainees are then inducted into the group in the fall semester as members. For those unable to participate in the spring semester training because of class scheduling conflicts or other reasons, we have created a training day that lasts 5 hours and is usually held on a Sunday afternoon. The training day only takes place during the Fall semesters. See below for training day and class dates.
We have a short application process so we can get to know you and why you are interested in joining our group.Completed applications can be turned into the Violence Prevention office located inside the Campus Activities Center (CAC) in the Overman Student Center or email to Ali Smith and Breana Washington (Student Coordinator).
Once we receive your application you will be contacted for an interview to get to know our potential members better and to answer any questions you might have about the training or Students for Violence Prevention!
Please note on your application if you would like to be involved in the day training or the semester training.
After you are trained and become a member, you will attend SVP meetings every Monday at 3:00pm. This meeting is also a 1 credit hour class. This class is graded, not pass/fail. SVP has a point system for members when it comes to attendance and involvement in programming, events, and activities.
Schedule A Presentation With Us!
We would love to come to your class, meeting, or dorm floor to educate on the following topics: dating violence, domestic violence, healthy & unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, sexual consent/communication, bystander behaviors, stalking, and bystander intervention.
Possible programming themes: Sexual Communication/Consent, Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships, bystander intervention in the areas of dating violence & sexual assault, sexual violence 101, stalking 101, etc.
Fill out a presentation/workshop request form to request a program!
50 Minute Programs
20 Minute Programs
Other 20 minute programs could focus on one small area of violence prevention, such as sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.
90 Minute Programs
Coming Soon: Escalation Workshop
Past Events & Programming:
Past SVP Awards:
"To this day I have still taken the lessons, stories, and encouragement SVP gave me, and have applied them to how I think and how my perspective can have an effect on my job, friends, family and even those who may just need help. It's inspiring to know there is a group of people trying to help make not only awareness, but progress in any way they can. SVP was such a great part of my college experience! I would encourage anyone to join without hesitation! Watching SVP grow over the last few years and seeing their accomplishments makes me so proud to know I was apart of this team!" - Casey Porter, SVP Member 2011 - 2014
Which training should I choose?
The 1 credit hour semester training is the training that we suggest for everyone; however, if you are unable to be involved in this training option because of the day/time, we offer a training day as another option. The training day option is ideal for those who are upperclassmen and already feel that they have a good grasp of the topics we cover.
Why does SVP count as a 1 credit hour class?
Students for Violence Prevention is a peer education program. The training is a 1 credit hour class and then when students are trained, they will become members. Our regular meeting is also a 1 credit hour class. Because we are peer educators, we keep learning every class period and every semester. We want to be continually learning the best ways to educate those around us on the topics of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual consent, healthy and unhealthy relationships, stalking, and bystander intervention. Our members do not have to enroll in the one credit class. They can still attend meetings, but don't have to officially enroll. Please talk to us about what would be best for you after you become a member.
Caitlin Martin, Student Coordinator: email@example.com
Ali Smith, SVP Advisor/Campus Victim Advocate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Violence Prevention Office (Inside the Campus Activities Center), Overman Student Center, 620-235-4831
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