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. We look forward to working with you!


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. The Trainer program is for any undergraduate or graduate student who is passionate about creating culture change and making campus safer. If you love presenting, interacting with other students, and being an example of someone who cares, this is the opportunity for you! Applications go out in February, and selections occur in April.

General requirements include:

  • Attend initial Train the Trainer sessions
  • Attend monthly meetings (typically held Tuesdays from 5-7:00PM)
  • Facilitate 2 Violence Prevention programs per semester
  • Table at 2 outreach events per semester

Internship Program - Email va@usf.edu to apply
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"

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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