Sexual Assault Facilitation and Education (SAFE) peer educators were recently recognized during halftime at a Pitt women’s volleyball game for their work around preventing sexual misconduct and promoting healthy relationships on the Pittsburgh campus.
SAFE peer educators facilitate interactive workshops with student organizations and Greek Life, as well as in residence halls. The workshops range from topics about relationship violence, sexual violence, consent, interpersonal communication and bystander intervention. During fall 2019, SAFE peer educators facilitated 30 workshops and educated 60% of the University’s Greek community on bystander intervention.
The program is sponsored by the Title IX Office and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Office and codirected by Michele Welker, clinician with the Counseling Center, and Carrie Benson (EDUC ’12G), Title IX specialist.
SAFE is currently accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate educators. Students can also submit request for workshops. For more information, email SAFEStudentLeaders@pitt.edu or visit the SAFE website.