Student Experience

Student Experience by Year

  • First-Year Experience
  • Sophomore Experience (in development) 
  • Junior Experience (will be developed following the Sophomore Experience)
  • Senior Experience (will be developed following the Junior Experience) 

The Four-Year Experience

The Sexual Violence Prevention Project is an asset-based, comprehensive, and mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention curriculum designed to change Dartmouth culture by increasing positive behavior and helping students cultivate and strengthen life-long skills to:

  • Outcome 1:  Use resources, if needed, & support those who have been impacted by sexual violence
  • Outcome 2:  Develop positive relationships & positive sexual behavior
  • Outcome 3:  Use your power in positive ways to foster equity & belonging
  • Outcome 4:  Check-in & step-in across the spectrum of harm to prevent sexual violence

To provide a comprehensive and effective experience, students will engage with multiple SVPP components each year which align with the four outcomes and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous years.

The SVPP curriculum is and will continue to be:

  • Focused on active skill-building
  • Created in collaboration with students
  • Research based, theory-driven, and culturally relevant
  • Timed with students' intellectual, cognitive, and social development
  • Infused into a variety of existing structures
  • Inclusive of varied teaching methods to account for different learning styles (in-person, online, experiential, and will include independant options
  • Opportunities for students to connect, reflect, and put their learning into intentional and meaningful action

Visit the FAQ page for additional information about the student experience.