Programs and Workshops

RSVP provides a variety of tailored workshops and training to students, staff, and faculty. Topics include sexual assault/sexual violence, consent, healthy relationships, stalking, and other information related to gender or power-based harm. RSVP also promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Stalking Awareness Month (January), and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), and Denim Day (April). Contact RSVP to support these awareness months or to host a workshop.

GLOW: Barre Classes for Trauma Survivors
  • GLOW is a 5-week series offered in the Fall and Spring semester that will provide survivors of various forms of trauma a fun, empowering environment to improve body image and connect with other students for improved social support. The classes are an upbeat hybrid of ballet, interval training, pilates, yoga, and plyometrics set to upbeat dance music. Please contact laurelhe@usc.edu for an application and information.
  • Classes are available two times a week. The first round of classes start January 25th and the second round starts March 3rd. Classes are from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m:
    • Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 26: Posture and Alignment
    • Jan. 26, Feb. 23 Mar. 30, Apr. 27: Head-to-Toe Energy Boost
    • Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5: Grace Through Movement
    • Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6: Pilates Inspired Toning
    • Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12: Glow, Sweat, and Go
    • Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13: Ballet Strength
    • Feb. 15, Mar. 22, Apr. 19: Yoga Inspired Toning
    • Feb. 16, Mar. 23, Apr. 20: Mind + Body + Ballet
Yoga As Healing (YAH)
  • Yoga as Healing is a program that provides Trojans with a means of becoming reacquainted with their bodies, helps them become grounded in the present moment, and allows them to explore the benefits of mindfulness as they flow breath to movement in guided trauma-informed practice and meditation. This program is open to individuals who have experienced trauma and a variety of issues including cultural and gender-based harm, sexual-based trauma, and racism/prejudice.
  • YAH is a 5-week series and participants are asked to come to each session of the series. This is not a drop-in program. The first round of classes begins on January 20 and the second round begins March 24.
  • Please contact eshcrsvp@usc.edu for an application.

Programs and Workshops

To request a workshop (must be submitted 2 weeks prior to event), please complete the Outreach/Workshop Request Form.

Commonly requested workshops are the following:
**RSVP provides specialized, multicultural-specific programs on the topics below.
RSVP General Services
Gender-based Harm Overview
Supporting Survivors of Gender-based Harm in the Long Term
Crisis Support for Survivors of Gender-based
Neurobiology of Trauma
Relationship Violence
Consent, Sexual Assault & Rape Culture,
Creating Healthy Relationships
Healthy Communication for Couples
Healthy Sexuality
Self-esteem and Self-compassion
Sexual Assault Prevention

Scholarship and Leadership

Belle Vivian Scholarship
Apply to be a Belle Vivian Scholar! Please read over the Belle Vivian Scholarship Instructions 2016-17. The Belle Vivian Scholarship is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated work and commitment in the area of gender equity. A recipient receives $5,000 in the form of tuition reimbursement for one academic year. Applications will be available beginning June 2016.

2015-2016 Belle Vivian Scholar – Olivia Beha
2014-2015 Belle Vivian Scholar – Aliza Khan

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