Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment/PAVE
(608) 890-2139 -- General Number
(608) 263-3837 -- Peer Education Coordinator
(608) 251-7273 -- 24hr Rape Crisis Center Line
Hours -- vary, see Link
3147 Student Activity Center
333 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715
PAVE works to end all forms of sexual violence – stranger and acquaintance assault, intimate partner violence and incest – as well as dating/domestic violence and stalking. PAVE acknowledges that these assaults continually occur in our community to wide variety of people. No one, regardless of sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, mental capacity, physical capabilities, etc. is immune from the dangers of violence.
PAVE’s efforts are focused on primary prevention, meaning we work to stop violence before it starts. This is done by challenging people’s attitudes and behaviors surrounding sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
PAVE’s goal is to provide clear and consistent definitions of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking in order to reduce rape myth acceptability and promote community ownership over what are often regarded as private issues.PAVE offers a 2-credit service learning course called Social Work 672: PAVE Peer Education that educates students about primary prevention of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. It provides students with opportunities to facilitate workshops about these issues to their peers. If you are interested, please email Professor Schroepfer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.