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.
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.