Last updated: 1/25/2024

A significant tier of the work of Sexual Violence Response is prevention: erasing sexual violence from our culture, society, and community. Effective prevention entails educating individuals to understand the definitions and dynamics of each of the topics below:

Programming and Workshops

Sexual Violence Response has several program offerings, including interactive  and skills-based workshops that are available at no cost for students at all Columbia University campuses, Barnard College, Teachers College, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary.

Workshops are divided into four categories:

  • Understanding Gender- and Power-based Violence
  • How to Take Action to Address Gender- and Power-based Violence
  • Navigating Masculinities
  • Skills for Thriving, Compassionate Relationships

Sexual Violence Response can also develop a unique program or tailor an existing one to meet the needs of a group. This process typically takes a minimum of four weeks to develop. The Workshop Request Form must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the requested date, and the location must be reserved and confirmed at least one week in advance. Programs will be facilitated by professional staff, sometimes accompanied by student volunteers.

Request a Workshop

Students who want to book a program for their group, organization, or community, should submit a Workshop Request Form. Faculty and staff can submit a request by emailing [email protected].