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What is a Relationship Education and Violence Prevention Ambassador?

Relationship Education and Violence Prevention (REVP) Ambassadors are Ohio State students dedicated to sexual violence prevention and peer education. REVP Ambassadors are fully immersed in the topic of sexual violence in order to present sessions for the First Year Success Series (FYSS), Second-Year Transformational Experience program (STEP) and other Student Life Student Wellness Center events throughout the academic year.


Weekly staff meetings and trainings provide ambassadors an opportunity to grow a support network of diverse individuals with a passion for social change and education in areas of sex positivity and sexual violence prevention. As an ambassador, you will develop personal and professional skills applicable to future career goals.

Interested in Applying?

All current Ohio State students are eligible to apply for an ambassador position and will be chosen based on the desired qualifications listed below. Students may be disqualified or dismissed from a position if they have received (or receive) student conduct sanctions regarding sexual misconduct.  

Please email Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu if interested in becoming a REVP Ambassador.

 This application requires the following: 

 

  • Personal and academic information (including GPA)
  • Your uploaded resume (in PDF form)
  • Responses to three essays (no more than 250 words)

Essay questions:

  • Describe consent in your own words.
  • What skills, qualities, or previous experiences have prepared you to be a peer educator?
  • What do you hope to gain from this position?  

Required Tasks and Responsibilities

Ambassadors can expect to spend approximately five hours in an average week in ambassador-related activities. Additional time commitments include once a semester training and self-education. Beyond academics, the role should be a priority in your time commitments on campus.

  • Attend a two-day weekend training on August 31 & September 1
  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays 3:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Attend a January 2020 training 
  • Facilitate approximately one Buck-I-CARE about Consent program per week during the autumn semester
  • Facilitate approximately one STEP-related or requested program per week during the spring semester
  • Participate in REVP program development
  • Facilitate other SLSWC programs and attend events as requested
  • Document and report any sexual misconduct disclosures
  • Other duties as assigned 

Desired Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled student at Ohio State who will be enrolled at Ohio State (Columbus) for the full academic year
  • Good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA and good disciplinary standing
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Understanding or willingness to learn and incorporate inclusivity concepts regarding gender, sexual orientation, race and other identities
  • Comfortable discussing sex, consent and sexual violence
  • Understanding or willingness to learn sex-positive practices
  • Commitment to self-improvement, student leadership and peer-led education

Benefits

  • Develop strong presentation, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Form new friendships with fellow Buckeyes
  • Make a difference at The Ohio State University by connecting with thousands of students
  • Become a voice for sexual violence prevention
  • Discover other opportunities within the Student Life Student Wellness Center
  • Have fun!

Questions?

Contact Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu