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Students Against Violence Peer Education (Formerly Men Against Violence)

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Happy First Day Bobcats,

Today marks the kick off of our change from Men Against Violence to Students Against Violence! *insert horn noise* I know this semester doesn't look how your typical fall semester does, so we are eager to hear yall's thoughts about what you want this semester to look like. There is a poll in TRACS and in the groupme (let me know if you haven't been added but want to be) about whether or not you want to attend zoom SAV meetings and how frequent. 

Next monday, August 31 at 5:15 p.m., we will have a virtual SAV check in. This will not be as long as a regular meeting, we just want to check in with yall to see how everyone is doing and to discuss ideas for this semester. I will send out a zoom link to closer to the date! I can't wait to see all your beautiful faces again. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or DM me! 

Good Luck With Your First Week <3,

-Arielle Raveney (Students Against Violence President)

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

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

Favorite Topics

  • Rape Culture
  • Equality
  • Gender Socialization
  • Privilege


  • 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

Favorite Topics

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


  • Dancing
  • Promoting Prevention
  • Attending Concerts
  • Yoga
Portrait of MAV Secretary, John, standing in front of a green wall

John Gamez

Favorite Topics

  • Gender Expression
  • Intersectionality
  • Queer Normalization
  • Human Sexuality Spectrum


  • Discovering New Music
  • Meeting New People
  • Spontaneous Adventures with Friends
  • Having Meaningful Conversations