Violence Prevention

Get Involved!

Preventing violence is everyone's responsibility! Student interns and volunteers help enact real change here at USF. To learn more about getting involved, email for more information

PAVE (Peer Anti-Violence Educators)

From fall to spring semester, our student volunteers, PAVE, work closely with the Violence Prevention Team to create lasting culture change and build a safer, more supportive USF community. Volunteers raise awareness about violence affecting college campuses and engage USF students in prevention initiatives. 

In PAVE, volunteers can engage in anti-violence work in many ways: facilitation and presenting, outreach, event planning and support, community mobilization, marketing, and more! As student representatives of the Violence Prevention office, PAVE students play a crucial role in supporting prevention initiatives across campus. Volunteers receive ongoing professional development and training on violence prevention and trauma-informed support.

Applications open up at the end of February and selections occur in April. Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and experience backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please check back here for application information, or follow us on Instagram for updates: @WellnessUSF.

General program expectations include:

 -Attend initial 10-hour onboarding training at the beginning of fall semester                             -Attend monthly meetings
 -Participate in 10 hours of volunteer activities a semester

Violence Prevention Internship ProgrAM

We are currently recruiting undergraduate students for the 24-25 school year.

Violence Prevention interns do project-based work and support violence prevention initiatives, which can include assisting with event planning, outreach, ongoing programming, marketing, and evaluation. Interns typically intern 10-20 hours a week through an internship class for credit.

To learn more about the program requirements and application process, please visit the following link: Violence Prevention Internship

If you have questions, please email

See why some of our student volunteers believe in preventing violence!

Melissa "I believe that education can empower a community to intervene in the face of violence"melissa

Joshua "I believe in a better tomorrow for everyone"


Catherine "I believe that everybody deserves to feel happy, healthy, empowered, and safe in their relationships"


Almendra "I believe in our power to work together in the journey to ending violence for all"