Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative

Who We Are

The Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative (or SVPC) is a multidisciplinary Campus Leadership Team that brings together a dedicated community of students, faculty, and staff to increase the capacity of our campus community to prevent sexual violence. Along with a cohort of 40 higher education institutions, the SVPC is proud to be receiving strategic support and technical assistance from the NASPA Culture of Respect Collective. As a collaborative, we are dedicated to preventing sexual violence, supporting survivors, and communicating that violence is unacceptable.

SVPC Workgroups

We are committed to transforming culture through deep collaboration to reach our vision of a world where we have the resources and skills to effectively address the root causes of sexual violence. To bring about transformation, we are currently comprised of 5 key workgroups who think and act creatively, holistically, and strategically. While each of our workgroups have an intended focus, all our workgroups inform each other, working symbiotically to create the impact needed to prevent sexual violence within San Francisco State University and beyond.

Workgroup 1 (Survivor Support) develops and expands areas to better support survivors and assesses other services survivors need beyond what we currently have.

Workgroup 2 (Clear Policies) clarifies policy language and explores ways to make campus policy more accessible.

Workgroup 3 (Multi-Tiered Education) develops, improves, and innovates educational programs to increase awareness and prevention of sexual violence.

Workgroup 4 (Public Disclosure & On-Going Assessment) identifies the best tools to accurately assess our programs, practices, resources and structures to inform our strategies, and synthesizes different data points to help report and shape the direction of our collective work.

Workgroup 5 (Schoolwide Mobilization) engages different stakeholder communities on campus to increase our schoolwide capacity for addressing and preventing sexual violence. 

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What to expect

As a member of the SVPC, you will have the opportunity to connect with multidisciplinary teams with a wide range of skills, knowledge, and expertise working collectively to prevent sexual violence. Our members:

  • Work collaboratively, across departments, roles, and the community, to share the responsibility of making meaningful change for our university and beyond
  • Prioritize meeting every other fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30 am- 12 pm to accomplish our goals (a total of 6 all-members meetings per year)
  • Devote 4 to 5 hours per month to fulfill workgroup responsibilities and/or program collaborations
  • Engage in learning and professional development opportunities to increase knowledge and skills related to sexual violence prevention and response
  • Challenge and change existing practices, procedures, and structures to better align with best practices, and emerging evidence to prevent and respond to sexual violence

*Survivors, especially individuals from marginalized and underserved communities, are highly encouraged to apply. For more information, you may attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how we are going about our work.

We Need Your Help!

We are looking for new members to join our workgroups to help us bring about change. Apply to be a member of our collaborative. In the application process, you will have the opportunity to sign-up for a workgroup based on your skills, strengths, and interest. For questions and/or reasonable requests for accommodations, please email svpc@sfsu.edu.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Date & Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 from11AM-12PM PST

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 12-1PM PST