In light of COVID-19, SVR offices will be operating remotely as of Monday, March 16, 2020. We will continue to offer virtual appointments. Please call the 24/7 helpline (212-854-HELP/4357) to speak with an advocate or schedule an appointment.
24/7 support is available 365 days a year via the SVR Helpline
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SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESPONSE
SVR provides trauma-informed, confidential support through crisis counseling/intervention, advocacy, prevention, and outreach focused on interpersonal violence and harassment. Our mission is to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence. Through collective community action, SVR is committed to social change and creating a culture of accountability.
Empowering survivors and co-survivors of violence by providing options and supporting their choices.
Columbia Health Annual Report
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SVR reached 15,787 students through 229 prevention education programs.
SVR became a remote temporary order of protection site to facilitate online orders of protection for students on campus.
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
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.
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