Join us for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) at Columbia and make an impact! SAAM events, co-sponsored by Sexual Violence Response, aim to raise awareness of sexual violence/sexual assault and provide education to address and end sexual violence in our communities. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is recognized nationally in honor of survivors of sexual violence. Please show your support by one of several ways:

For more information or support, please call (212) 854-HELP to contact Sexual Violence Response.

Get Involved!

Work with Sexual Violence Response to end sexual violence by applying to be a:

  • Peer Advocate
  • Consent Educator (NSOP)
  • RC/AVSC Peer Educator
  • Men's Peer Educator


What is Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Violence? A Panel Discussion

April 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus, Faculty House Presidential Room 1, 3rd Floor
What is men’s role in preventing sexual violence?  More specifically, what does this look like in a college campus setting?  What is rape culture, as perpetuated by men?  How can we deconstruct unhealthy norms of masculinity?  How do other forms of oppression or oppressive institutions connect to sexual violence?  How can I be an effective ally in the work to end sexual violence?  These are just a few of the questions that our panel members will address in this upcoming discussion, as well as speak to their own experiences in the anti-violence movement.
A moderated Q&A session will follow as well as an open discussion. Brought to you by Sexual Violence Response: Men’s Peer Education and co-sponsored by the Intra-Fraternity Council.
Open to men only.

Step UP! Train-the-Trainer for Employees

April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Barnard Campus, Diana Center, Room 504
Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates participants to be proactive in helping others.  This training is designed to teach employees how to facilitate trainings and workshops to students, faculty and staff. Hosted by the Bystander Intervention Project. There’s limited space available for this training. RSVP by 4/18 to
Open to staff only.

Hook Me Up

April 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Barnard Campus, Diana Center, Millicent Carey McIntosh Student Dining Room, 2nd Floor
Join us for a frank discussion on college hook-up culture through an interactive speed-dating event. Open to all identities! Refreshments will be served.

Open to students only.

Faith's Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Dinner & Panel Discussion

April 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morniside Campus, Faculty House Presidential 1 & Reception, 3rd Floor
"I Believe You: Faith's Response to Intimate Partner Violence," explores the struggles that survivors face and the faith groups that help them find a way out. Following the film, our panelists will address how issues of relationship and sexual violence are addressed in faith-based communities. RSVP to
Open to students, faculty, and staff.

Last updated April 22, 2014