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Students Against Violence Peer Education (Formerly Men Against Violence)

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Students Against Violence's Mission

Students Against Violence (SAV) seeks to break the link which exists between the ways individuals are socialized and violence by examining how oppression is linked to violence. SAV advocates, educates, empowers, and organizes Texas State students to challenge and interrupt systems of oppression through an intersectional lens.

What is Students Against Violence (SAV)?

SAV is a peer education team at Texas State. It is an educational resource for the Texas State community of faculty, staff, student organizations, residence halls and the surrounding communities. The SAV members are trained to present the following violence related programs:

  • Yes Means Yes: Getting Consent
  • Alcohol Bystander Intervention Training
  • Hate Wears Many Faces
  • Red Flags in Relationships
  • Cyberbullying 

Visit the Presentation Request Form to request one of these presentations.

Joining SAV

Joining SAV has many benefits. It provides you with a chance to increase your knowledge about violence-related issues, gain self-confidence, improve your communication skills, and to provide a needed service on your campus.

You should consider joining SAV if you have a desire to work with the Texas State community, motivation to increase knowledge of violence, and a sincere concern for the overall being of yourself and other students. SAV members must be able to work independently or on a team and have the ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental when discussing sensitive issues.

For more information on joining SAV, call 512.245.2161, visit Room 101 in Encino Hall, or email SAVPeerEd@txstate.edu.

SAV Meetings

SAV has meetings every Monday at 5:15 pm on Zoom. All students and gender identities are welcome.

SAV Resources

Jackson Katz is an internationally recognized prevention educator that works in gender violence prevention in schools. He is an educator, author, filmmaker, and social theorist who is recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists.

Jackson Kats Website


Meet our Students Against Violence Officers

Portrait of SAV President, Arielle, standing in front of a green wall.

Arielle Raveney
President

Favorite Topics

  • Rape Culture
  • Equality
  • Gender Socialization
  • Privilege

Interests

  • Ending the Patriarchy
  • Music: Listening, Singing and Dancing
  • Laughing until I cry with the ones I love
  • Food: Eating and Cooking
Portrait of SAV Vice-President, Courtney, standing in front of a green wall

Courtney Kennerson
Vice-President

Favorite Topics

  • Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Consent
  • Social Justice
  • Domestic Policy Issues

Interests

  • Dancing
  • Promoting Prevention
  • Attending Concerts
  • Yoga
Portrait of SAV Treasurer and Secretary, Ryan Long, standing in front of a green wall

Ryan Long
Secretary/Treasurer

Favorite Topics

  • Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention
  • LGBTQ+ Rights & Equality
  • Racial Justice & Intersectionality
  • Accurate & Honest Sex Education

Interests

  • All Things Theater
  • Country Music (But Specifically the Women)
  • Astrology & the Enneagram
  • Joni Mitchell (need I say more?)