SVPP Sophomore Experience

Application

The Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP) Sophomore Experience has been designed and developed from prevention research and tailored to the Dartmouth community with the help of upper-level students. This year's curriculum is intended to build on the foundational knowledge and skills cultivated in the SVPP First-Year Experience

The components of the SVPP Sophomore Experience will allow students to apply knowledge and skills learned the prior year with their own lived experiences to the following concepts regarding each of the four SVPP outcomes:

  • Context;
  • Nuance and complexity;
  • Impact on others; and 
  • Second-level skill building and practice.
5 Trainings + Surveys

Sophomore Components for '24s

  1. Survey
    (Collects data to begin to evaluate the effectiveness of the SVPP experience) 

    • Culture, Behavior, and Experiences (CBE) survey* (closed)
      *Evaluation is an integral part of the SVPP and will help us determine whether our prevention programs and interventions are effective and postively impacting our students. We have intentionally built the CBE survey into students' annual SVPP Experience and have included pre and post surveys into SVPP sessions, but these evaluation/survey components of SVPP are not required.
       
  2. Sophomore Sessions
    (Provide second-level skill-building and practice in the four outcomes)

    • Dartmouth Bystander Initiative (DBI)-2 (fall term)
    • Positive Relationships and Sex-2 (fall term) 
    • Resources & Support-2 (winter term)
    • Power, Equity & Belonging-2 (spring term)
       
  3. Sophomore Summer Common Experience
    (Provide an opportunity for sophomores to come together and reflect on their experiences at Dartmouth, connect with one another to set intentions for change, and create a plan of action to prevent harm in our community) 
     
    • Reflect, Connect & Lead (summer term)

Students will receive email communications throughout the year with information on completing their requirements. 

3 Trainings (condensed due to COVID & staff capacity) + Surveys

Sophomore Components for '23s

  1. Survey
    (Collects data to begin to evaluate the effectiveness of the SVPP experience) 

    • Culture, Behavior, and Experiences (CBE) survey* (closed)
      *
      Evaluation is an integral part of the SVPP and will help us determine whether our prevention programs and interventions are effective and postively impacting our students.  We have intentionally built the CBE survey into students' annual SVPP Experience and have included pre and post surveys into SVPP sessions, but these evaluation/survey components of SVPP are not required.  
       
  2. Sophomore Sessions
    (Provide second-level skill-building and practice in the four outcomes)

Students received email communications throughout the year with information on completing their requirements. Due to COVID-19, all SVPP sessions were provided online instead of in-person for the 2020-2021 academic year.

We all have a role to play

All undergraduate students are REQUIRED to complete their annual SVPP Experience. As a member of the Dartmouth community, every one of us has a role in creating a safe and supportive campus where we don't allow sexual violence to occur. This four-year curriculum is intended to enhance students' skills to actively contribute to sexual violence prevention and increase student wellbeing. The SVPP is asset-based and designed to cultivate and strengthen interpersonal leadership skills that are transferable to other health and wellness concerns (e.g. mental health, high-risk drinking and drug abuse, self-harm and suicide, eating disorders, etc.) and can be used both in and after college. This curriculum is not intended to be punitive, however, in order to hold students accountable to one another, those who do not complete their annual SVPP Experience will be in violation of our Community Standards and receive a conduct sanction. 

For more information visit our SVPP FAQ page.

Requesting an extension or accommodation

If you are having difficulty completing your requirements for personal reasons and need additional time and/or an accommodation, please contact us at SVPP@Dartmouth.edu to make arrangements. To request an accommodation or program waiver for a personal reason from a confidential resource, please contact Bailey Ray (WISE Campus Advocate) at campus@wiseuv.org.