Sexual Violence Response Milestones

The Columbia community has provided meaningful feedback to improve services and resources at Sexual Violence Response. This section is dedicated to providing more information regarding bridging and enhancing services.


Renovations are Completed!

Sexual Violence Response (SVR)  has completed renovations in Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 700 in August. The Morningside and Barnard campus offices in Lerner and Hewitt will be open during NSOP Week:

  • Lerner Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • Hewitt Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

If you are seeking immediate support with an on-call SVR Survivor Advocate, please contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-HELP/4357.

For an non-emergency or business inquiries, you may contact SVR at (212) 854-HELP as well.

SVR is Hiring!

June 11, 2014 - Sexual Violence Response (SVR) is currently searching for qualified individuals to join their professional team.

SVR, a part of Columbia Health, strives to prevent and respond to sexual, intimate partner and gender-based violence at Columbia University. SVR provides advocacy, connection to resources, community education, training, and engagement to the Columbia campus community.

SVR is a dynamic and diverse team that works to end violence through a social-justice, anti-racist perspective. SVR’s professional staff:

  • supports survivors and co-survivors of violence
  • provides comprehensive education that promotes behaviors for positive, healthy and consensual relationships;
  • promotes community standards for a respective and safe campus.
We are currently accepting applications to join our team in the following positions:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veterans. It is committed to a workforce of faculty and staff that reflects the diversity and talent of New York City, the larger metropolitan area, and the nation.

Thank you, SVR Volunteer Applicants

May 8, 2014 - Sexual Violence Response (SVR) recruits student volunteers from Columbia and Barnard to serve as Peer Advocates and Peer Educators for the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center and Men's Peer Education Program, as well as Consent Educators for New Student Orientation Program. SVR has received and reviewed all applications submitted by the deadline, and is currently finalizing the selection of the new "class" of volunteers for 2014-15.

We sincerely thank all students for their interests in our volunteer program. Our selection process remains rigorous and multidimensional, and is based on an applicant's potential and qualities that will contribute to important multi-faceted dialogue and education around sexual violence at Columbia and Barnard.

We encourage and welcome applicant questions about the volunteer program. For more information, please contact Sexual Violence Response's Veronica Green at


Last updated August 26, 2014