Tulane University is committed to stopping all sexual violence and students are an integral part of that process. What can you do to positively impact campus culture? There are many options like attending a workshop, taking a class, or becoming a peer educator or volunteer. You can get involved in whatever way you think is best for you.
This involvement is a one-time event, but the knowledge and skills gained have lasting effects that ultimately create a campus culture where all sexual violence is unacceptable.
One Wave Bystander Training
One Wave is Tulane's bystander intervention initiative that aims to equip our community with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to intervene in situations that involve, or have the potential to involve sexual assault. One Wave empowers each Tulanian to proactively and outwardly support norms and actions that protect from violence. Attend a 1-hour, student-led workshop to learn how to keep our peers and communities safe from sexual violence.
Consent Conversation Workshop
A critical element of consensual sex is communication. This workshop addresses the multi-facets of consent, including: what consent language can sound like and look like, how to negotiate personal desires and preferences, how to respond to rejection, and how alcohol and other substance use impact sexual decision-making.
Live Well Series
Participate in the Live Well Series, a menu of different workshops and trainings on a variety of health topics including sexual health, bystander behavior, alcohol misuse prevention, and self-care.
This involvement is typically more time intensive. There are multiple student groups that are dedicated to stopping all sexual violence.
Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education (SAPHE) is a departmental organization housed under Campus Health devoted to providing outreach, education, and advocacy regarding the issue of sexual aggression. Our members run a 24/7 confidential hotline, which works to support Tulane community members affected by sexual aggression by providing a listening ear and information about resources.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response collective (SVPR) is a student organization based out of the Newcomb Institute. It is a student-led group open to all students passionate about combating sexual violence on campus. SVPR hosts an annual Sexual Violence Town Hall in which a panel of students and faculty answer student questions about prevention and response efforts on campus. In the past, it has also hosted programming with the Well, the Title IX Office, the Office of Student Conduct (OSC), and speakers such as Peggy Orenstein, NYT best-selling author of Girls and Sex, and Dr. Lisa Wade, author of American Hookup. Outside of its events, SVPR also encourages its members to become involved with its initiatives. Some successful initiatives have included getting content warnings in TUPD crime alerts, creating a support group for BIPOC survivors, and working alongside other departments to improve sexual education and prevention and response work in orientation and Tulane’s curriculum. SVPR meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 P.M. starting on September 7 and is open to new members year-round. Email the collective’s secretary Anna Johnson at email@example.com to be added to organizational communications.
Tulane University Peer Health Educators (TUPHEs) are a diverse group of Tulane students who are committed to enhancing their own health and the health of the Tulane community. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote healthy choices, personal well-being, and community safety. Through leadership, education, and awareness peer educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive workshops, services, and events to meet the health needs of Tulane students.
Community Engagement Advocates (CEAs) are student leaders trained to facilitate dialogues around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. These interactive workshops are designed to create brave spaces for students to explore a wide range of topics race, class, gender, sexuality, able-ism, religion, and community engagement. The CEA program works to foster a campus culture of inclusion, equity and empathy, to prepare students to navigate some of society’s most pressing challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
One Love is a national healthy relationship foundation founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at University of Virginia who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. One Love aims to educate and raise awareness about all types of relationship abuses in varying relationships. The peer-facilitated workshops engage with students to give them resources to prevent dangerous situations from arising.
The Conduct Peer Advisory Council (CPAC) are student volunteers who serve Tulane University in a number of ways, including sitting on a hearing board and appeals as a voting panel member, reviewing university policies, and facilitating our Integrity@Tulane sanction workshop. For more information about the CPAC and how you can get involved, please call the Office of Student Conduct at (504) 865-5516.
Greek Ambassadors are current members of the community that serve to promote the true purpose of values-based fraternities and sororities at Tulane University. The program is designed to create awareness of, positively promote, and represent the Tulane fraternity and sorority life experience. Greek Ambassadors provide educational programs, host events and information sessions, and provide educational resources to students affiliated with the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council. Greek Ambassadors engage students in values-based, comprehensive programming centered around health and safety and leadership with a specific lens on fraternity and sorority culture, while promoting environments of inclusivity and open-mindedness. Topics include, but are not limited to, violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, hazing prevention, leadership development, and interfraternalism. For more information, contact Anthony Ciliberto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer cohorts provides students with the opportunity to explore topics related to gender and sexual violence in a small group setting over multiple meetings. There is one cohort currently available for students to apply to, but more are being developed.
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper is an intentional program focused on building community among women of color at Tulane University. In collaboration with Newcomb Institute, Student Conduct, The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and The Well for Health Promotion, we have designed a cohort experience with committed staff and faculty to offer support throughout the program. Issues discussed throughout the program will include strategies for the following: self-empowerment, networking within communities of color, addressing the barriers to success for women of color in higher education, sexuality within communities of color, building healthy relationships, and healing after emotional and physical trauma.
This small cohort experience consists of the following: a regularly scheduled monthly meetup, faculty and staff mentorship from departments mentioned above and others, and an off campus retreat. Applications will be accepted during April of the current academic year. For more information please contact Sienna Abdulahad, Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at email@example.com or visit intercultural.tulane.edu/oma/msk
Meet the Director of Multicultural Affairs and learn more about how Tulane is engaging with Students of Color. Applications are open for My Sister's Keeper, a program focused on building community among women of color at Tulane University. Learn more and apply here.
Meet the Sr. Health Promotion Specialist for The Well for Health Promotion who is working with graduate and professional students on the issues of sexual violence prevention and response.
Are you a Tulane Student? Do you want to get involved with sexual violence prevention on campus? Watch to learn about opportunities!