Sexual Violence Awareness Programs

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Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative

We are a group of 7 students who are passionate about education and prevention of sexual violence on campus. We work out of Student Affairs and Services to raise awareness about sexual violence on campus as well as provide bystander intervention training. 

Why are we doing this?

We are doing this because of how prevelant sexual violence is in society. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence in their life time. Sexual violence affects everyone, and most people don’t know how to deal with it. We want to give people the tools to not only prevent sexual violence, but also change the rape culture that is all too present. To contact SVPI, email

Campus Events

Sexual Violence Awareness Week takes place in September of each year. Information will be provided on this webpage, when available.

Res Consent Project

This student-led team is dedicated to increasing conversations in residence buildings and residence communities about sexual consent. Through sex-positivity programming and a harms reduction approach, they promote discussion about sexual consent and safer sex in our community.

Bystander Intervention Training

This workshop is an education program that takes a bystander intervention approach meaning that the trainings are centred around the idea that everyone has a role to play in ending sexual violence. This workshop is delivered by trained students at Saint Mary’s University, is open to all students, and can be verified on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). To find an upcoming training, contact

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