Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Program

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program (SVPRP) educates students about consent and coercion, and promotes community standards for a respectful and safe campus. Through its programs and services, SVPRP fosters individual and collective action to end sexual and relationship violence by:

  • Educating students, faculty, and administrators about the dynamics and effects of sexual assault
  • Helping students develop the communication and assessment skills necessary to promote and maintain healthy and intimate relationships
  • Advocating for appropriate support for survivors of sexual and relationship violence

Programs

Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center provides peer counseling, advocacy, and education to female and male survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, childhood sexual abuse, and other forms of violence.

Men’s Peer Education Program develops prevention strategies and provides educational events and leadership training programs to engage men to end sexual and relationship violence.

Workshops and Events present prevention and risk reduction strategies to men and women.

University Policy on Sexual Assault

The University’s Policy for Sexual Misconduct requires that standards of consensual sexual conduct be observed on campus, that violations of these standards are subject to discipline, and that resources and structures be sufficient to meet the physical and emotional needs of individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct.

Disciplinary Procedure for Sexual Assault

Students interested in initiating the Disciplinary Procedure for Sexual Assault should contact Helen Arnold, the Program Manager, by visiting room 701A Alfred Lerner Hall, calling (212) 854-1717, or emailing hva2002@columbia.edu .

Contact

  • Director: Karen Singleton
  • Program Coordinators: Asere Bello and Anna R. Tekippe
  • Program Advisors: Rachel C. Efron and Yoko Takebayashi

Locations

  • Morningside Campus:
    301 Lerner Hall
  • CUMC Campus:
    (212) 854-3500
    Email: ks266@columbia.edu
  • Barnard College Campus
    Phone: (212) 854-4366

Programs

  • Men’s Peer Education Program, Program Coordinator
    • Contact: Asere Bello
      Phone: (212) 854-2136
      Fax: (212) 854-8830
  • Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center, Program Coordinator
    • Contact: Anna Tekippe
      Location: 112 Hewitt Hall
  • Peer Advocates
    • Hours: 24 hours/7 days
      Phone: (212) 854-WALK
  • Peer Counselors
      Hours: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m./7 days
      Phone: (212) 854-HELP