Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP)
SAVIP contributes to a Healthy Carolina in a variety of ways, including but not limited to encouraging bystander accountability through the Stand Up Carolina initiative, raising awareness of interpersonal violence issues, promoting healthy relationships, and advocating for survivors of interpersonal violence. For information on how to support survivors, additional on and off-campus resources or to report an act of interpersonal violence, visit http://www.sc.edu/stopsexualassault.
SAVIP advocates offer support and a variety of services to students, faculty and staff who are survivors of interpersonal violence (sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking). These include:
- 24/7 on-call services to assist students, faculty and staff
- Academic assistance
- Medical accompaniment
- Safety planning
- Temporary alternative housing and/or permanent relocation
- Legal advocacy
- Referral assistance
SAVIP also provides interpersonal violence awareness and prevention education throughout the academic year. One example is Stand Up Carolina, USC’s bystander accountability program, which encourages the Carolina community to step in and speak up against all forms of interpersonal violence as well as other harmful situations. For a complete list of our educational programs, see our trainings.
SAVIP also recognizes the following Awareness Months:
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
- Stalking Awareness Month in January
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April
For more information about these events, visit www.sa.sc.edu/shs/events.
If you wish to speak with someone in the Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) office, please call 803-777-8248 or walk in during business hours. After hours, call the USCPD at 803-777-4215, and they will get you in touch with a Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) advocate.
Do you know a University of South Carolina student, faculty, or staff member who has stood up to help a campus community member and had a significant impact on that person’s life? If so, nominate them here for a Stand Up Carolina Hero Award!