Peer Survivor Support Network

About the Peer Survivor Support Network

The Peer Survivor Support Network was developed by Pitt students in order to provide student survivors with compassionate peer support.  Each member is available to serve as a friend and ally to survivors and victims of sexual violence and harassment, as well as intimate partner violence.  All members of the peer survivor support network have received training from Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, the University Counseling Center and the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. 

Members of the peer survivor support network serve as the bridge between a survivor and campus and community resources.  Members of the network are available to provide thoughtful referrals and support.  The peer survivor network is available to all undergraduate and graduate survivors.  Members are dedicating to serving the entire student body and ensuring that all survivors have someone to reach out to.

This group is supported by the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office and PAAR.

What does the Peer Support Network Do?

Members of the peer survivor support network can assist survivors with providing referrals and direct connections to Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), the University Counseling Center (UCC), the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX.  Members can also serve a support to survivors by being available for zoom conversations, going for walks and providing general emotional support.

Request to talk a member of the Peer Support Network

Email peersupportnetwork@pitt.edu

Learn more about members of the Peer Support Network 

Read member bios.

Join

To learn more about joining the Peer Support Network, please fill out this application.  All members of the Peer Survivor Support Network must participate in a seven-hour training before they can work with survivors.

For additional questions please reach out to peersupportnetwork@pitt.edu.