Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment (VOICE)
VOICE is a peer outreach program created by Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services to engage USC students in supporting survivors of trauma and preventing sexual and gender-based violence in their respective communities on campus. VOICE representatives complete an initial six-hour training to broaden their awareness of sexual violence, trauma, stalking and relationship abuse. They also learn about campus and local resource providers, and practice strategies for supporting a peer in crisis. Representatives use their knowledge to serve as liaisons between Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services and their peers who are seeking assistance, information or support. These students continue to explore issues related to gender and sexual-based violence through biweekly meetings which are generally held on Fridays from 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
VOICE representatives are compassionate and committed students who represent the broad range of identities, communities and academic programs on campus. These students want to make a real difference in how the Trojan Family responds to sexual and gender-based violence. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We accept applications for this peer outreach program throughout the year, but please note that we have cut off times to join VOICE. Submit your VOICE peer outreach program application here.