Sexual Violence Response
Sexual Violence Response Update
July 1, 2014 - Renovations are underway at Alfred Lerner Hall for Sexual Violence Response.
June 11, 2014 - Sexual Violence Response (SVR) is currently searching for qualified individuals to join their professional team.
May 8, 2014 - We sincerely thank all students for their interests in our volunteer program.
Sexual Violence Response provides comprehensive and integrated education about sexual and relationship violence. Through innovative programming and community collaboration, Sexual Violence Response empowers students to heal from sexual violence, make informed decisions, and take action to end sexual and relationship violence.
Contact Sexual Violence Response 365/24/7.
Sexual Violence Response strives to prevent sexual, intimate partner and gender-based violence by challenging rape culture and the systems that facilitate violence. The office works to promote behaviors that support positive, healthy and consensual relationships and support survivors and co-survivors of violence through advocacy, connection to resources, community education, training and engagement.
Advocacy and Outreach
To schedule a Talk20 discussion with your department, please contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping Sex Sexy Campaign
Keeping Sex Sexy is a campaign designed to promote healthy sexuality, communication, and consent among Columbia University students. The goal of this initiative is to provide students with the tools and skills to build healthy consensual relationships and sexual interactions that are free from violence and coercion.
For more information or to request a workshop, please contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-3500 or email email@example.com.
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History of Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center
The Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (RC/AVSC) was founded in 1991 as a joint program between Barnard College and Columbia University. Motivated by growing national awareness about sexual assault on college campuses, student activists and administrative allies collaborated to open this on-campus resource. Over the years, the services of the RC/AVSC have expanded with the needs and resources of the community. The RC/AVSC is a part of Sexual Violence Response and offers services to the entire University community.
Sexual violence affects all of us. Every year, one in five college women and an untold number of men will experience rape or attempted rape, and many more will experience another form of sexual violence. Each survivor has friends, partners, roommates, and family members who are affected as they try to respond and help.
Men's Peer Education
Men’s Peer Education (MPE) is an important component of Sexual Violence Response and Columbia Health’s Sexual Violence Prevention strategies. MPE works to engage men as allies in ending sexual violence, relationship violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment or Power-Based Personal Violence (PBPV). MPE does this through campus events, discussions, workshops and leadership training programs.
Engaging men in the work to end PBPV is a key component in primary prevention. Primary prevention is concerned with collective behavior change rather than increasing knowledge or awareness of PBPV. While it is also important to create awareness of these issues, the focus of primary prevention is to reduce and/or stop PBPV from happening in the first place.
MPE works to address the risk factors that create the conditions for the perpetration of PBPV while at the same time supporting the protective factors that will decrease the likelihood of perpetration. MPE also trains students to become more effective allies and campus leaders.
MPE’s have a positive role to play in prevention by aiming relevant messages at men, supporting healthy models of masculinities, and promoting gender equity. We support men at Columbia in having better, healthier relationships and a fuller, more successful college experience.
Intimate Partner Violence
(800) 621-HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3244 (TTY)
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Crime Victims Treatment Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital DOVE : Domestic and Other Violent Emergencies Program
Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center
(800) FYI-CALL Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. EST
NYC Anti-Violence Project (LGBTQ+)
24-hour Hotline: (212) 714-1141
The Network laRed (LGBTQ+)
New York Asian Women’s Center
24-hour Hotline (888) 888-7702
SOVRI Helpline: Support for Orthodox Victims of Rape and Incest Helpline
Open Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Takanot Project, SAVI Program of Mt. Sinai Hospital (Orthodox)
Sauti Yetu: Center for African Women & Children
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) (women who are/have served in the military)
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SAKHI for South Asian Women
New York City Police Department Special Victims Report Line
(212) 267-RAPE (7273)
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Adult Sexual Assault Unit
( 212) 335-9373
Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct (reporting to the University)
NYC Hate Crimes Hotline: (212) 335-3100