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

Morningside Campus
Location: 301 Lerner Hall

CUMC Campus
Phone: (212) 854-3500
Email: ks266@columbia.edu

Men’s Peer Education Program, Program Coordinator: Asere Bello
Phone: (212) 854-2136
Fax: (212) 854-8830

Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center, Program Coordinator: Anna Tekippe
Location: 112 Hewitt Hall

Barnard College Campus
Phone: (212) 854-4366

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