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 Internships

Student internships provide undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with the professional staff on the Project Team and immerse themselves more fully into one particular aspect of the Project. Internships may range from 5-40 hours/week depending on Project needs and student interest, with both paid and volunteer options available. For inquiries about available opportunities email SVPP.

Student Facilitators

The Student Wellness Center is currently hiring students to facilitate programs for first-year floor meetings for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Over the summer, students will participate in training to develop and improve their public speaking, facilitation, and communication skills. In the fall, facilitators will partner with First-Year UGAs to deliver programs to first-year students via floor meetings.

Through this role, Student Facilitators will spend a great deal of time interacting with and mentoring first-year students and will be campus culture change agents.

Time Commitment

This is a two-term commitment with training over Summer 2018 and program delivery over Fall 2018.

Summer term (4-6 hours/week total)

  • Training: 2-4pm on Mondays & Fridays throughout the term
    • Note: this training time overlaps the 2 and 3A class blocks
  • Practice: 0-2 hours/week of individual skills practice (on your own time throughout the week)

Fall term (4-10 hours/week total)

  • Weekly meeting: 1 hour/week, time TBD based on students' schedules
  • Deliver programs: 3-9 hours/week
    • Note: Most floor meetings occur on Sunday evenings, with some occurring on other weeknights. Given this, you must be available 8-11pm on Sunday evenings and at least one other weeknight.

Skills & Application

Students applying to become a Student Facilitator are not expected to have any previous public speaking/facilitation skills or content knowledge. By participating in training over Summer 2018, students will learn the following skills & content:

  • Develop and improve public speaking & facilitation skills
  • Learn how to manage challenging situations and participants
  • Improve your ability to give and receive feedback
  • Learn content knowledge around sexual violence, on- and off-campus resources & support services, healthy relationships & sexual health, diversity & identity, and bystander intervention

Complete the application and submit it to Katherine McAvoy by 11:59pm on Sunday May 20th. 

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 and helping recruit peers for focus groups and program pilots

The inaugural Board was selected last fall for the 2017-2018 academic year and is made up of a diverse array of undergraduate students. Members work approximately 2-3 hours per week (compensation provided), including interviewing members of their communities and actively participating in working meetings. 

We are currently recruiting new Board members for the 2018-2019 academic year. Complete the application and submit it via email by Tuesday, April 24 at 11:59pm.

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.