Independent Projects - 2019 Sexual Respect Initiative

Choose a project that aligns with your interests or professional development goals, to do either on your own or with a small group! Submit your proposal before October 11 using the forms below.

Create a Video

Create a three- to five-minute video featuring students from Columbia explaining why sexual respect matters. Your video must include information about at least one on-campus resource (e.g., Columbia Health’s Sexual Violence Response [SVR], Gender-Based Misconduct Office).

Host a One Love "Escalation" Workshop

Gather your friends, residence hall, or club/student organization for a conversation based on the 45-minute film Escalation. As a group, discuss how to recognize the warning signs of relationship abuse and intimate partner violence, and ways you can help a friend. The Office of University Life will help to coordinate a trained student facilitator from the One Love Foundation to lead the discussion.

Written Reflection on Fieldwork or Clinic Assignment

Are you participating in a fieldwork or clinic assignment in sexual health, crisis counseling, or gender-based misconduct prevention as part of your Columbia degree program? Complete a written reflection of 500-750 words sharing what you learned and honing in on leadership and service.

Become a Sexual Respect Ambassador

Sexual Respect Ambassadors help spread the word, engage with student leaders and contribute ideas to the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative. If you successfully complete the Ambassador requirements it will fulfill the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative requirement.

Design Your Own Project

Have an idea that isn’t included above? No problem! Students can design their own projects that fulfill the goals of the SRI and highlight Columbia's core value of Sexual Respect.