Get Involved - The University of Tulsa

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in our efforts to provide support for survivors of sexual violence as well as in education around the elimination of sexual violence in our community. Please visit the following links for more information on how you can get involved.

Join a Student Advocacy Group

The Student Alliance for Violence Education (SAVE) is a TU student organization focused on the prevention of interpersonal violence and promotion of awareness of issues related to violence. This student organization regularly sponsors events within this mission and routinely collaborates with the Advocacy Alliance on sexual violence prevention efforts on TU’s campus and in the larger community.

Become a Student Trainer

Students completing both the 90-minute and 4.5 hour Bringing in the Bystander programs are eligible to participate in Advocacy Alliance programming efforts as student trainers. Completion of these trainings and follow-up support and mentorship from more established trainers will support you in your goal of providing information and programming to others students on campus.

Please contact Kelsey Hancock, 918-631-2324 at for more information about becoming a student trainer.

TU Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice

This interdisciplinary research institute brings together scholars, scientists, professionals, and students. We strive to be a center for foundational knowledge about trauma and adversity that is informed by diverse perspectives. The institute also provides resources and support to learn more about sexual violence.

Please contact TITAN by email or by phone at 918-631-2875 for additional information about getting involved in research and programming related to sexual violence.

Campus Security

Campus Security offers a number of resources around self-defense. While the Advocacy Alliance recognizes that sexual violence is never the fault of the survivor, self defense can be more generally helpful in making individuals feel like they have more skills and resources to protect themselves from violence. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. A comprehensive, women-only course, R.A.D. training begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance before introducing the basics of hands-on defense training. Learn more about the R.A.D. Program.

The University of Tulsa works with Campus Security to ensure that their officers receive appropriate training to work with survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, departments that supervise student leaders, such as Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders, ensure that their students receive training in responding to sexual violence as well as bystander intervention methods.

There are many other ways that the university has actively worked to eliminate sexual violence on campus.

Please contact the Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, Kelsey Hancock at for more information.