SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESPONSE IS:
Empowering survivors and co-survivors of violence by providing options and supporting their choices by:
- Accompanying student survivors to emergency departments, NYPD, campus departments, or other relevant agencies
- Providing support and information about filing a complaint with the University’s Gender-Based Misconduct Office, local law enforcement, or civil courts
- Connecting the campus community to resources and maintaining confidentiality
- Advocates are available 24/7 when you call the SVR Helpline (212)-854-HELP (4357)
Stopping violence before it starts by fostering healthy attitudes, actions, and norms through education and by encouraging community responsibility.
- We provide education, training, and community events. Students can request a workshop or training to learn about consent, healthy relationships, issues of violence, how to support survivors, bystander intervention, and other pro-active ways to maintain the safety of the campus community
- Request a student workshop or training
Providing the campus community with information and resources.
- Columbia administrators and staff can learn about on-campus resources for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment. Our team offers information about how administrators and staff can best support survivors of violence
- Request a staff workshop
Volunteer With Us
Peer educators and peer advocates are students of all gender identities committed to preventing sexual and intimate partner violence and educating their peers about healthy relationships and sexuality. The work of these students supports our mission of advocacy, prevention, and outreach.
Learn more about our peer education and peer advocate programs and about interning with us.
Sexual Violence Response
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Slide 1: In 1991, a group of students joined together to create a safe space for survivors of rap
Slide 2: In 1992, The Rape Crisis Center opened in Butler Library
Slide 3: In 1995, the Center moved to Barnard's campus
Slide 4: IN 1996, the name was changed to Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center
Slide 5: In 1998, the center was certified by the DOH
Slide 6: In 2004, the office known as SVR was officially formed
Slide 7: In 2014, SVR introduced bystander intervention programming
Slide 8: In 2014 and 15, two additional SVR locations opened
Slide 9: In 2017, SVR recognized it's 25th anniversary at Columbia
Learn more about Sexual Violence Response (SVR) at Columbia University.
Sexual Violence Response & the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (SVR) at Columbia University works to provide direct services and support to survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other forms of gender-based violence, as well as prevention programming to members of the campus community.
All offices are closed.