Student Facilitators play an integral role in the SVPP by delivering the First-Year Sessions, one component of the SVPP First-Year Experience. In this role, Student Facilitators get to spend a great deal of time interacting with first-year students, facilitate weekly workshops, enhance their facilitation skills, and empower first-years to take an active role in creating a safe and supportive community. They are campus culture change agents, delivering over a 100 sessions a year, interfacing with the entire first-year class, and enhancing students' skills and personal development.
Time Commitment / Compensation
Student Facilitators participate in a term-long training, prior to facilitating and are expected to participate in weekly meetings during the term(s) they facilitate to continually strengthen their skills.
- Training term: 4-6 hours/week (includes group training sessions and independent practice time)
- Facilitating term(s): 4-15 hours/week (includes prep time, facilitating workshops, weekly team meetings, and additional training)
Student Facilitators are compensated for their time and can choose to be paid or volunteer and receive community services hours
Skills & Application
While helpful, students applying to become a Student Facilitator are not expected to have any previous public speaking skills, facilitation skills, or content knowledge around sexual violence prevention. By participating in training, students will:
- Develop and improve public speaking & facilitation skills
- Learn how to manage challenging situations
- Improve their ability to receive and give feedback
- Learn content knowledge around sexual violence; on- and off-campus resources & support services; healthy relationships; identity, power and privilege; and bystander intervention
If you have questions or are interested in becoming a Student Facilitator, please email SVPP@Dartmouth.edu.