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Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE)

UH Wellness is committed to creating and sustaining a campus culture free of sexual violence. Through our sexual violence prevention and education endeavors, we seek to empower campus community members to join us in this mission. More information on our direct programs and services, are listed below. UH Wellness is also open and available to work with student organizations, academic departments, and staff offices to continue to create dialogue around this issue in the form of an original program, workshop, or training. For more information, contact Anneliese Bustillo, Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at abustillo@uh.edu

UH Wellness annually coordinates a variety of educational programs designed to increase awareness and prevention of sexual violence in college communities, and support victim/survivors.

SVPE programming includes:

  • Workshops
  • Trainings
  • Special Speakers
  • Art Events
  • Sexuality Education Classes
  • Healthy Relationship Events
  • Weekly and Monthly Outreach
  • The Clothesline Project
  • Bystander Intervention Training
  • “These Hands Don’t Hurt” visual arts display
  • On-going residence hall workshops, including “Consent 101”, “Responding to a Peer Who Has Been Impacted by Sexual Assault”, “Sexual Agency”, and “Healthy Relationships”.

Each April, UH Wellness also coordinates Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This week brings together a large array of student organizations and campus departments – from Veteran’s Services, the LGBTQ Resource Center, to the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life – to discuss and bring light to this critical issue. The week sees a collection of programs, lectures, trainings, documentaries, and workshops open to all of campus.

Finally, UH Wellness works collaboratively with campus partners on other sexual violence education programs. These include “Take Back the Night” and “The Hunting Ground” with the Women and Gender Resource Center, and “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes” with the Student Government Association, among others.  UH Wellness consults and coordinates with departments and offices across campus as part of the SVPE Strategies committee.

Services

Campus community members are also encouraged to visit us in suite 1038 of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Educational materials covering a wide range of topics – from healthy relationships, consent, stalking and dating violence - are available for free for visitors. Professional staff are available to speak directly with students regarding a variety of health and wellness issues, as well as provide referrals to various campus resources.  

To learn more about resources available across campus, or if you are in need of help, please visit the campus SVPE website.  This website serves as a one stop shop for campus community members who may be in need of help, want to start a complaint, or request specific training.