Student Groups

PAVE (PENN ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATORS)

PAVE is a peer education student group that is focused on how to be an active bystander. PAVE members are committed students who are trained to facilitate workshops and trainings to their peers about the important role bystanders can play in ending sexual and relationship violence on campus.

For more information, please contact Katie Chockley at kchock@upenn.edu.

To request the PAVE presentation "Who Are You? Being an Active Bystander" for your graduate or undergraduate student group, please submit a request here.

PAVE FAQ

PENN WOMEN'S CENTER AFFILIATED GROUPS

The Penn Women's Center advises a number of student groups focused on raising awareness about sexual and relationship violence. These groups include ASAP, MARS, and the Vagina Monologues. See below for more information.

ASAP: Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention

A group of undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence on campus. ASAP hosts weekly discussions on topics ranging from feminist and political theory to the media and US culture, as well as documentary screenings, speakers and other events. In the Spring, ASAP plans and sponsors Take Back The Night, a campus-wide protest of sexual violence and a survivor vigil. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6pm. For more information, contact Caroline Ohlson at cohlson@sas.upenn.edu. 

Men Against Rape & Sexual Assault (Mars)

MARS (previously known as 1 in 4) is a men's group that uses peer-education to combat sexual violence. MARS presents a one-hour program, Build A Safer Community: Be An Active Bystander, to all male student groups including sports teams, residence hall students, student organizations, fraternities, and off-campus groups. MARS also presents to coed audiences when requested. For more information, contact Zeeshan Mallick at zmallick@gmail.com. 

Vagina Monologues

The Penn Vagina Monologues is one of the largest and most successful social justice movements on campus. The Vagina Monologues has become the catalyst for mobilizing both women and men to heighten awareness of violence against women of all ages, as well as the force that empowers individuals and the public-at-large to bring that violence to an end. Each year, a diverse cast and crew help spread the message to thousands more throughout the greater Penn community. Contact the 2018 producer, Ariana Martino, at arimar@sas.upenn.edu. 

Anti-Violence Engagement Network (AVEN)

Sexual violence is a community problem that needs community based solutions. Student groups play an important role on campus in creating culture, setting standards for appropriate behavior, and supporting students. We are launching a new program to work closely with student groups who want to be part of the solution. Learn more.