RSVP Peer Education Program

The Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Education (“RSVP”) program offers College and graduate students of all genders the opportunity to become activists on their own campus and beyond. The peer education program provides a vehicle for students to grow as gifted leaders in facilitating discussions and educating peers about sexual violence prevention in all its forms.

Meet our current peer education team:

Swetha Nakshatri (Pritzker Medical Student/ PhD Student)

Swetha is an MSTP (MD-PhD) student at the University of Chicago specializing in Cancer Biology. As someone who hopes to have a career in healthcare, being a peer educator for the RSVP center provides an incredible opportunity to hone her skills in communication and community education and care.

Paxson Swierc (The College)

Deb Lucia (Graham School)

Alex Rains (Pritzker Medical Student)

Alex Rains is a rising third year medical student at the Pritzker School of Medicine. She is passionate about reducing sexual violence among graduate and professional students as well as patients and other vulnerable populations.

Mohini Kumar (The College)

Get involved as a peer educator

RSVP Peer Educators are selected through an application and interview process beginning Spring Quarter. The program trains students from all degree programs and divisions with the skills they need to become effective peer educators. Peer Educators receive approximately 20 hours of training over the course of the annual weekend retreat in Autumn Quarter. Peer Educators leave the training with the essential skills they need to lead effective discussions on these sensitive topics.

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