Student Involvement

There are a number of ways that students can get involved with the Sexual Violence Prevention Project that range based on a student's area of interest, skills, and time commitment.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board assists in the ongoing development and implementation of the Sexual Violence Prevention Project by:

  • contributing their ideas and opinions and representing their peer groups' voices (like an undergraduate Think Tank)
  • using Design Thinking methodology to help guide implementation
  • helping disseminate information about SVPP to their peers
  • participating in focus groups and program pilots

Members work approximately 2-3 hours per week (compensation provided), including interviewing members of their communities and actively participating in working meetings. 

We will begin recruiting and hiring new members in the fall. Email SVPP@Dartmouth.edu if you'd like to be added to the interest list in the meantime.

Student Facilitators

SVPP Student Facilitators deliver First-Year Sessions, one component of the SVPP First-Year Experience. In this role, Student Facilitators spend a great deal of time interacting with first-year students and are campus culture change agents.

Student Facilitators participate in a term-long training to develop and improve their public speaking, facilitation, and communication skills and are expected to participate in weekly meetings during terms they facilitate workshops to continually strengthen these skills.

Time Commitment

Training term (4-6 hours/week)

  • Training sessions
  • Independent practice

Facilitating term(s) (4-15 hours/week)

  • Weekly meetings and continued training
  • Facilitate workshops 

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

Student Internships

Student internships provide undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with the SVPP core team and immerse themselves more fully into one particular aspect of the project. Internships often range from 5-10 hours/week depending on project needs and a students' skill set, with both paid and volunteer options available. For inquiries about available opportunities email SVPP@Dartmouth.edu.

Surveys & Focus Groups

In order to design and deliver worthwhile and effective experiences, we need student input! By participating in surveys and focus groups with content pertaining to SVPP's focus areas, students play an integral part in the design and development of the overall Project. These opportunities include campus-wide surveys about Orientation & Residential Life, the Dartmouth Health Survey, the Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey, pre- and post surveys for programs like DBI and MAV, Pulse surveys, and focus groups sponsored by the Student Wellness Center.