The Preventing Assault & Violence through Education (PAVE) program at Maryville College seeks to raise awareness of sexual assault as well as domestic and dating violence. The PAVE program has a support network for on- and off-campus assault and violence while also working to train students, faculty and staff on how to be a resource for their communities.
PAVE started at Maryville College in October 2019 after a federal grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The PAVE program works mostly behind the scenes at Maryville College, breaking down the barriers that exist around reporting violence or assault, securing training for the MC community and compiling resources, including a group of faculty and staff into the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT).
PAVE events are scheduled frequently throughout the semester, with a month-long event for October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These events include formal and informal talks, self care activities, skill development and awareness and knowledge events.
September 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Arty Pants (virtual and in-person event)
September 25, 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. — StepUp! 2.0 (virtual and in-person event)
September 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m. — Understanding Trauma (virtual and in-person event)
September 28, 7-8 p.m. — Culture Shift (virtual event)
September 30, 10 a.m. — National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff Event (virtual and in-person event)
Throughout the entire month of October, PAVE has a virtual and in-person Capture the Flag event.
The link to sign up for these events can be found in [email protected] or by emailing PAVE Director Jessica White ([email protected]). More resources can be found at maryvillecollege.edu/wecan or on Instagram @mc_peereducators.