Violence Prevention


We strive to prevent all forms of interpersonal violence at USF by providing students with ongoing education and tools to help keep our communities safe.

You are the most important part of making USF a safer place! That’s why we offer programs and workshops that address topics such as sex-positive consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention and more. Check out our semester schedule for upcoming events, open to all students. We also require mandatory trainings for incoming students on all of these topics.

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Interested in preventing violence at USF? Check out our student involvement opportunities.

Vision, Mission, goals

Vision: We work to build a safe and inclusive community free of violence.
Mission: The Violence Prevention Program empowers students to be effective change-makers by providing inclusive, comprehensive education and tools to cultivate a USF community free of violence and oppression.
1.   Apply best practices and evidence-based violence prevention strategies to the USF community. 
2.   Identify and disseminate effective and relevant violence prevention messages to both targeted groups and the entire USF  community.
3.   Employ USF students to normalize a community free of violence by promoting consensual and healthy relationships, intervening when necessary, and resources to aid students who may be experiencing interpersonal violence. 
4.   Recognize and cultivate the ideal that preventing violence is everyone's responsibility and that every member of the USF community understands their role in this movement.

CVA staff at "Hungry for Consent" Fall 2018