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Victim Advocate

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.

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Interested in becoming a student advocate with Students for Violence Prevention?

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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Awareness, Education, & Resources

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.

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Stalking

What is stalking?

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. 

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Domestic/Dating Violence

Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness, Education, & Resources

Domestic Violence is the pattern of abusive & coercive behaviors used to gain power & control over the victim.

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About Us:

A group of peer educators working to raise awareness and educate students on campus about issues such as: dating violence, domestic violence, healthy and unhealthy relationships, bystander behaviors, sexual assault, sexual consent, stalking, and bystander intervention. We provide interactive presentations and programming to students to further educate them in these issues and hold awareness events on campus and in the community. We present to freshmen experience classes, residence halls, ROTC, Greek Life, Athletics, student organizations, as well as middle schools and high schools in the area.

Past Events & Programming: 

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil 
  • Clean Up Domestic Violence Donation Drive 
  • Team Up Against Domestic Violence (Collaboration with Student Athletic Advisory Council, Resident Hall Assembly, & Gorillas In Your Midst) 
  • It's On Us Week of Action 
  • P.S. I Love You: Stalking Awareness Evening & Panel 
  • Vagina Monologues (Collaboration with SEK Now & Women's Studies Club to benefit Safehouse Crisis Center) 
  • Healthy Relationship Week 
  • Healthy Relationship Contest 
  • Safe Spring Break Week 
  • Pledge Away Sexual Assault 
  • Poetry Slam Against Violence 



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, bystander behaviors, sexual assault, and stalking.

Possible programming themes: Consent, Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships, bystander intervention, sexual violence 101

Fill out a presentation/workshop request form to request a program!

50 Minute Programs

  • Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, & Bystander Intervention 101
    (Beginner to Intermediate Level: Covers dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual consent, and bystander intervention.
    This program is primarily done for Freshman Experience classes and Transition Classes but can be tweaked for any audience)
  • Sexual Violence 101
    (Beginner to Intermediate Level: Covers sexual violence, sexual assault, reporting, resources, supporting survivors, consent, & bystander intervention. Previously presented to ROTC)
  • Victim is Not A Dirty Word
    (Intermediate to Advanced Level: Covers language and how we use it, how a victim responds to trauma, meeting victims where they are, and how to respond to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Previously presented at BACCHUS Area 5 Meeting of the Minds in KC, Missouri and BACCHUS General Assembly in Reston, VA. Perfect for those who work directly with victims). 

20 Minute Programs

  • Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships: Dating Violence 101 



Contact us:

Breana Washington, Student Coordinator: pittstatesvp@gmail.com

Ali Smith, SVP Advisor/Coordinator of Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy: alisonclark@gus.pittstate.edu 

Office: Violence Prevention Office (Inside the Campus Activities Center), Overman Student Center, 620-235-4831

Find Us on Social Media!

More specific information about Stalking, Sexual Assault, and Domestic/Dating Violence, and joining SVP can be found on the left side of this page

UPCOMING EVENTS:


Healthy Relationship Week 

February 7 - 13, 2016

Events and programming will be held during this week to educate PSU students on healthy vs. unhealthy relationships. SVP will hold their annual Healthy Relationship Contest where students will enter to win a paid Valentine's Day date night or fun night out. Both couples and friends/co-workers can participate. 

Healthy Relationship Contest: 

At least one member of each Healthy Relationship team must be a PSU student, faculty, or staff. Entry questionnaires can be found by Valentine decorated drop off boxes located at the following locations: Information Desk (Overman Student Center), Bryant Student Health Center, Student Recreation Center, and the Technology Center. 

All entries must be submitted by placing the forms in the boxes at one of the locations above by Friday February 5th. Winners for each category (Couples, Friends, & Co-workers) will be announced by Tuesday February 9th. Each winning team can celebrate with an evening on the town; dinner and a movie. 


Safe Spring Break Week 

March 6 - 12, 2016

Events and programming in order to help students have a Safe Spring Break and make healthy choices. 


Take Back the Night 

TBA (Spring 2016) 

Marches, rallies, education programs, vigils, concerts, imagery, and events unite those around the globe who seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in all.


Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 

April 1 - 30, 2016

In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. Statistically, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be a victim of sexual assault during their college career. 


Poetry Slam Against Violence 

Tuesday April 19th 7:00pm - Overman Student Center U-Club

Students for Violence Prevention will be hosting the 3rd Annual Poetry Slam Against Violence in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Poetry Month. There will be multiple door prizes for attendees. Free refreshments will be offered! After the Poetry Slam Competition, there will be a time for an open mic for those who want to share poetry or stories that relate to the topics discussed throughout this event. If you were unsure about registering because you did not want to compete, this is the time for you to share your poems and stories with the audience!

Poems should be centered around the topics of sexual violence, community activism, survival, hope, empowerment, and healing. Poems that are performed can be already written from poets or self-written. Each performance is limited to 3 minutes.

To register for the poetry slam, fill out registration form, and return to the Campus Activities Center by Friday March 25th by 4:30pm.