Student Groups


PAVE is a peer education student group that is focused on how to be an active bystander. PAVE members are committed students who are trained to facilitate workshops and trainings to their peers about the important role bystanders can play in ending sexual and relationship violence on campus. For more information, please contact Rae Chaloult at

To request the PAVE presentation, “Who Are You? Being an Active Bystander,” for your graduate or undergraduate student group, please submit a request here.

Apply to become a PAVE educator for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications due Friday, March 6th.


PAVE Stats 2018-2019
• In 2018-2019, PAVE reached over 1,500 students.
• Before PAVE, 7 in 10 agreed “there is something meaningful I can do about sexual and relationship violence.” After PAVE, 9 in 10 agreed.
• Before PAVE, just over half of students said that they “understand different ways to intervene if [they] witness harmful behaviors.” After PAVE, over 9 in 10 agreed.
• Before PAVE, two-thirds of students agreed “intervening to prevent violence feels pretty doable to me.” After, PAVE, almost 9 in 10 agreed.
• Before PAVE, two-thirds said they knew where to seek help for sexual violence at Penn. After PAVE, 99% said they did.
    • The two most common offices listed as where students would seek help were CAPS and the Women’s Center.
• 89% would recommend the presentation to other students.


The Consent Collaborative is an umbrella group for four anti-violence groups on campus: PAVE, MARS, ASAP, and V-Day. Consent Collab works to create a united voice for addressing interpersonal violence and to offer a safe space for mutual support amongst students of all identities and backgrounds. By working together, the Collaborative hopes to ensure that the voice of students, and especially survivors, is heard by other leaders and administrators at Penn. The Collaborative serves as an acknowledgment of collective responsibility and care for prevention of all forms of interpersonal violence within the Penn community. For more information, contact Briar Essex at


The Penn Women’s Center advises a number of student groups focused on raising awareness about sexual and relationship violence. These groups include ASAP and V-Day. See below for more information.

ASAP: Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention

A group of undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence on campus. ASAP hosts discussions on topics ranging from feminist and political theory to the media and US culture, as well as documentary screenings, speakers and other events. In the spring, ASAP plans and sponsors Take Back The Night, a campus-wide protest of sexual violence and a survivor vigil. For more information, contact Anna Hardie at

Penn V-Day

Penn V-Day is one of the largest and most successful social justice movements on campus. Beginning in 2019, Penn V-Day is no longer putting on a production of the Vagina Monologues and is instead building a brand new set of monologues, written and performed by the Penn community called Penn Monologues. The show asks for students’ complexities, aspirations, and revelations to truly embody their mission of uplifting marginalized voices in this movement. Contact the 2019-2020 board at

Anti-Violence Engagement Network (AVEN)

Sexual violence is a community problem that needs community based solutions. Student groups play an important role on campus in creating culture, setting standards for appropriate behavior, and supporting students. We are launching a new program to work closely with student groups who want to be part of the solution. Learn more.