PAVE: Peer Anti violence Educators

If you are interested in receiving a workshop from our team of Peer Educators, please complete the Peer Educator Program Request form linked here.

Peer Anti Violence Educators (PAVE) is supervised by the Student Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator.

Working under the Student Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator, PAVE is a dedicated and passionate group of students working to promote a healthier and safer campus for all students.

The mission is to raise awareness about the severity and widespread impact of interpersonal violence and deliver prevention programming to address the foundational causes. This group recognizes that interpersonal violence can happen to anyone, regardless of identity, status, or class year. At Lafayette, we believe in community, accountability, responsibility, empathy, safety, and speaking up/out for ourselves and for those in and around our campus.

Members undergo extensive training on a variety of topics related to anti-violence and anti-oppression work, supportive services, interpersonal violence dynamics, and facilitation skills. Each member is required to undergo 32 hours of training throughout the year in order to learn how to implement best practices. Peer Educators will focus around 3 themes of supporting the campus community:

  • Outreach: members host events and awareness campaigns while working together with other groups and departments in order to provide a holistic and collaborative approach to addressing violence at Lafayette
  • Education: delivery of required programming to targeted groups, that is evidence based and undergoes regular evaluations
  • Referral: members are aware of available off and on campus resources and guide those impacted to those professionals

PAVE members will facilitate workshops on topics such as: healthy relationships, gender socialization, health sexuality, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors. They present to first year students, residence halls, athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, as well as student organizations.