RSVP Peer Educators

About the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Peer Educators

The University of San Diego Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Peer Educators is a group of undergraduate students who provide education and resources to the USD community related to healthy relationships as well as sexual assault and relationship violence prevention. Peer Educators work closely with the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion and the Women's Commons staff members in engaging our community around these topics. Participants receive comprehensive training regarding healthy relationships, sexual and dating violence prevention, education, and outreach that they utilize in presenting outreaches and presentations to the USD community. 

Peer Educators are a private but not confidential resource to students impacted by sexual misconduct or relationship violence. Peer Educators are considered mandated reporters upon the start of their appointment and must report any incidents of sexual misconduct or relationship violence that they learn of to a CARE Advocate. Peers take responsible steps to preserve an individual's privacy and protect the privacy of information shared with them. 

To learn more about the RSVP Peer Educators, including how you can invite the group to present to your group, class, or organization, please contact the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion at (619) 260 - 4618 or chwp@sandiego.edu. You may also complete the Student Wellness Presentation Request Form and look for the Peer Educator options in the topic drop down menu.

Current Presentation topics include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Supporting a Survivor
  • Media Literacy

The Peer Educators are always open to customizing a presentation for a group and to forming new partnerships for programs, events, and other educational opportunities. Please e-mail chwp@sandiego.edu if you are interested in exploring a custom presentation or a collaboration. 

Additional Resources:

To learn more about sexual assault resources available at USD please visit the Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) website.  For information on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Reporting and Response Standards and Protocols at USD, please visit the Office of Ethical Development and Restorative Practices.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual assault, exploitation, harassment, and/or partner violence, you can contact a trained CARE Advocate 24 hours a day by calling 619-260-2222 or by finding one on the CARE website.