Violence Prevention

Get Involved!

Preventing violence is everyone's responsibility! You can intern or volunteer with us to help enact real change here at USF. Email va@usf.edu for more information.

Violence Prevention Trainer Program
From fall to spring semester, our student volunteers work closely with the violence prevention team to raise awareness of interpersonal violence on college campuses and educate USF students on prevention strategies. Applications go out every February, and selections typically occur in April. Requirements include:

  • Attend initial Train the Trainer sessions
  • Attend monthly meetings (typically held Mondays 5-7:00PM)
  • Facilitate at least two Violence Prevention programs per semester
  • Coordinate at least two outreach or tabling events per semester

Internship Program
We accept up to 5 interns each semester, who focus on different outreach and prevention initiatives within our department. These students typically volunteer 10-20 hours a week through an internship class for credit, which is offered through most majors. If you are interested in interning with our department but do not have a class in mind that will provide credit, you can always take an internship class through Career Services that will be added to your transcript. 


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"

josh

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

catherine

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

almendra