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PSU 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 peer educator 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:

Students for Violence Prevention is 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. SVP believes it's on all of us to end violence. Our mission is to create an environment on the PSU campus where sexual and domestic violence is unacceptable, victims and survivors are supported, perpetrators are held accountable, and students are empowered to be active bystanders.


All of our students go through training on these issues before they become members.

We hold a 2 credit hour training class every Spring semester. The SVP Advisor and Campus Victim Advocate conducts student training. The trainees are then inducted into the group in the fall semester as members. 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. If you are interested in applying to be an SVP Peer Educator, please visit the Campus Activities Center at 109 Overman Student Center or find our application on Gorilla Engage.


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, self-care, and bystander intervention. 

If you would like to request a presentation, please fill out our Violence Prevention Request Form on Gorilla Engage. 

30-Minute Programs:

  • What’s Your Intimacy Timeline?
    This program gets students thinking about their beliefs relating to intimacy and relationship expectations. There are no right or wrong answers. This game is intended to get students familiar with the various activities of intimacy and the timeline that works for them. The timeline includes activities such as holding hands, kissing in public, and meeting each other’s parents. 
  • Love Is Respect: Healthy Relationships
    This program focuses on student understanding of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. Students will learn about the three ingredients to a healthy relationship: communication, respect, and boundaries. Students will participate in activities and learn their relationship bill of rights.
  • Gorilla Self-Care
    Students will create their own Self-Care box complete with coloring pages, crayons, bubbles, bubble wrap, gratitude journals, mindfulness exercises, yoga routines, dorm room workouts, positive affirmations, and local and national resources. Students learn about ways to take care of themselves and resources on campus to support them while taking some time to relax and create something for themselves.

60-Minute Programs:

  • Consent & Tea
    This interactive workshop utilizes videos, activities, and role-playing to help students develop the skills needed to request and assess consent. Sex positive education is the foundation for this session and participants will be provided with information about healthy and intimate and/or sexual engagement in a variety of relationships. Participants will gain improved ability to negotiate consent and understand sexual boundaries.

90-Minute Programs:

  • It’s On Us, Gorillas
    It’s on all of us to end sexual and intimate partner violence. This program is an introduction to sexual and intimate partner violence with an emphasis on bystander intervention. Students will learn that there are many different ways to be an active bystander. This program includes group discussion and interactive bystander scenarios.
    • The Escalation Workshop
      The Escalation Workshop is a powerful emotionally engaging 90-minute workshop from the One Love Foundation that includes an award winning film and enlightening discussion for college students. This workshop will educate students on about relationship violence and empowers them to work for change. 


    Contact us:

    Caitlin Martin, Student Coordinator: pittstatesvp@gmail.com

    Ali Smith, SVP Advisor/Campus Victim Advocate: alison.smith@pittstate.edu  

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

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    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:

    January 2018 - Stalking Activism Month

    January 17 Cinematic Stalker Trivia 11AM - 1PM Overman Student Center Crossroads - WIN MOVIE TICKETS!

    January 23 Lyrical Stalker Trivia 11AM - 1PM Overman Student Center Crossroads - WIN MOVIE TICKETS! 

    January 22 - February 5 - Healthy Relationship Contest


    February

    January 22 - February 5 - Healthy Relationship Contest

    February 12 - 16 Healthy Relationship Week 

    February 13 Sex in the Ballroom 7:00pm 


    March 2017

    Safe Spring Break Week March 12 - 16


    April - Sexual Assault Activism Month

    • April 2 - 6 Know Your IX Week
    • April 9 - 13 Fighting Rape Culture Week

    • April 16 - 20 Supporting Survivors Week

    • April 23 - 27 Self-Care Week
      Room of Secrets April 24th 8am - 3pm 
      Room of Secrets April 25th 8am - 3pm