There are various student groups around grounds dedicated to providing education about sexual assault and related topics. Here is a breakdown of the groups and contact information for the student leaders who run these organizations. Contact them if you wish to get involved or schedule an educational presentation for your group or organization.
Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition (SVPC)
SVPC serves as an umbrella/organizing group for the sexual assault education groups on grounds. They are partly responsible for university-wide events such as the Safety and Security Talks, Take Back the Night, and other large events.
One Less is a student-run peer education group aimed at preventing rape and advocating for survivors of rape and sexual assault living in the University community. We give presentations to other student groups on sexual and domestic violence, bystander intervention, and survivor support. Additionally, we collaborate with other groups to organize events designed to raise community awareness of sexual assault and to breakdown societal attitudes that perpetuate rape culture. On an individual basis, we help survivors understand the resources for justice and healing available at UVa and in the Charlottesville community. For more information, please contact Karina Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Staige Davis (email@example.com).
A group of male peer educators whose name comes from the statistic that one-in-four college women have survived rape or attempted rape since their fourteenth birthday. Their mission is to spread awareness of the prevalence of violence against women—specifically sexual assault and rape—and the pain that it causes. The group presents to all-male groups to inform other men how to help survivors recover from a rape experience.