Sexual Violence Response Peer Advocates and Peer Educators

Peer advocates provide survivors and their supporters with confidential emotional support, accompaniment, and referrals to on- and off-campus resources. They also help survivors make informed decisions about their medical, legal, and disciplinary options. Peer advocates receive 40 hours of training and are supervised by advisers at Columbia and Barnard.

Peer educators with the Sexual Violence Response program are students of all gender identities committed to preventing sexual and intimate partner violence and to educating their peers about healthy relationships and sexuality.