SVPC Charge

The Sexual Violence Prevention Committee is a committee designed to prevent sexual violence at Ithaca College. The committee's charges are to:

  1. Create and maintain a network of organizations and offices implementing sexual violence prevention programming on campus;
  2. Identify any gaps in campus programming initiatives and make recommendations to appropriate offices and/or organizations to implement needed programming;
  3. Develop and implement at least one campus-wide program each semester.

This committee is chaired by the Title IX Investigator & Prevention Specialist and membership includes representatives from various offices, departments, and student organizations including but not limited to Center for I.D.E.A.s, Center for LGBT Services & Outreach, Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, Athletics, One Love IC Chapter, & Residential Life.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Committee is also active in creating prevention programming initiatives over the course of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

For more information about how to contribute to the committee efforts, please contact Leonardo Wise at lwise@ithaca.edu

Commercial Break Programming

Before you cancel that class or meeting, consider inviting SVPC to offer a workshop

This workshop offers individuals a chance to review what affirmative conset means and looks like in real time.

It can be offered in 60 or 90 minutes

These workshops can be offered in 60 minutes

A film that shows how three powerful little words, meant to express care, can be used as a tool for manipulation and control.

Picture perfect posts can hide an ugly truth. These 10 short films tell the real story behind seemingly blissful social media posts.

When you’re in an unhealthy relationship, it can be hard to find a way out. See how gaslighting and intimidation tactics can trap a person in a web of confusion and low self-esteem.

This series of eight short videos highlight the fundamental differences between healthy and unhealthy behaviors in a light and accessible waY.

Have you ever watched something happen and then wondered…could I have done something to prevent that from happening?

  • Bystander Intervention
    This workshop will identify ways to intervene safely when you notice a risky situation. 

    This program can be delivered in the style of a brief Ted Talk or full 50 minute session.

  • Intervene
    This workshop provides an opportunity for students to view the "Intervene" Bystander Campaign video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance.

    This program can be offered in 50 or 90 minutes. 

  • Bringing in the Bystander
    A prevention program that highlights everyone's role in ending sexual violence. Designed by the University of New Hampshire, this program is a gateway for students to become peer facilitators. Bringing in the Bystander is brought to Ithaca College in collaboration between the Office of Public Safety, the local Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, and the Title IX Office. 

    This program can be offered in 90 minutes. 

Committee Membership

Leonardo WiseTitle IX Investigator & Prevention Specialist | Co-Chair

Samantha ElebiaryDirector, BOLD Scholars Program | Co-Chair

Elyse NepaClery Act and Crime Prevention Coordinator

Erienne Roberts, Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA)

Geselle DominguezProgram Coordinator, Center for Ideas

Naiara Bezerra-Gastesi, Liaison/Campus Educator, Tompkins County Advocacy Center

Linda KoenigTitle IX Coordinator

Luca Maurer, Director, LGBT Education, Outreach and Services

Marsha DawsonDirector, Residential Life and Judicial Affairs

Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director, Student Involvement

Natasha Bharj, Assistant Professor, Psychology / Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Michelle GoodeProgram Director - Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness