For Students

Tulane University is committed to preventing and responding to 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.

Attend a Workshop

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.

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.

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.

Supporting Survivors
A 50-minute workshop focused on providing participants with basic information onhow to support a person who has experienced sexual violence. This workshop discusses the effects of trauma onsurvivors, how to be an empathetic listener, and the importance of using a survivor centered approach. Specifics:>25 people; 50 mins; presented by SAPHEs; available virtually and in-person.

Understanding Sexual Violence 101
Understanding Sexual Violence 101 is a 50 minute workshop focusedon providing participants with basic information about sexual violence and it's impact on our campus. Theworkshop includes definitions, statistics, and facts that challenge common myths about sexual violence. Specifics: >25 participants; 50 minutes; presented by SAPHE peer educators.

(Un)Healthy Relationships 
Un(Healthy) Relationships is a 50-minute workshop focused on establishing thedifferences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. The workshop includes activities that allowparticipants to define commonly misunderstood terms, practice healthy communication, and identify potential redflags in relationships. Specifics: > 25 people; 50 Minutes; presented by SAPHE

Join a Student Group or Organization

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 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

The Newcomb Institute also sponsors more than 20 student-run organizations, all of which are committed to the Newcomb Institute's mission of advancing gender equity and facilitating equitable gender representation in professional career fields.  Visit the Newcomb Institute's Student Organizations page to learn more. 

Apply for a Peer Cohort

Peer cohorts provides students with the opportunity to explore topics related to gender and sexual violence in a small group setting over multiple meetings.

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 visit

My Brother's Keeper
The goal of My Brother’s Keeper is to increase the retention and success rate of BIPOC men/masculine identifying students through community building, mentorship, and practices of healthy masculinity. Participants will engage with faculty/staff mentors from diverse disciplines that will serve as a piece of each participants' support system. Participation in the program will include a range topics & events for students to engage: movie/game nights, helping skills sessions, dialogue spaces.  For more information, please contact Cara Guilbeau, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at

Take a Course and Earn a Certificate

Tulane offers violence prevention-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Check out a list of courses on the Violence Prevention Institute's website. The Newcomb Institute also maintains a list of Courses with Gender in Mind

Beginning in Fall 2021, undergraduate students can earn a certificate in Gender-Based Violence through the School of Liberal Arts.

Apply for a Grant

Individual students and student organizations may apply for funding for projects, events, initiatives, internships, and educational opportunities related to sexual violence. For more information, please visit: All In Student Grant Application

Additionally, the Newcomb Institute provides grant funding to the community, Tulane faculty members, and Tulane students for projects that connect to the Institute’s mission of advancing gender equity research and scholarly outputs.  Learn more on the Newcomb Institute's Grant Opportunities page

Apply for an Internship

Several opportunities exist for students to intern with internal and external organizations that address issues of sexual violence and gender equity.

The Title IX Office annually hosts undergraduate summer interns as well as fall and spring semester graduate assistants.  The application for summer undergraduate internships is normally made available in February or March.  The application for fall and spring graduate assistantships is normally made available in August.  Please check back for links to those applications when they become available.

The Newcomb Institute offers several internship opportunities for undergraduate student, including Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internships and Feminist Summer Internships. Visit the Newcomb Institute's Get Involved page to learn more about the opportunities offered through Newcomb Institute.