Current Program

Training Against Sexual Assault


The Survival Arts Training Program is a course designed specifically for universities, colleges, and higher educational institutions to provide sexual assault training and awareness for women and girls. Statistically, women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Women of the ages 18-34 who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely.

A 2005 study by the National Institute of Justice reported that resisting a rape attack verbally or physically reduces the risk of rape by more than 80% compared to nonresistance. This means that it’s always worth fighting back.

In fact, psychologists now show through neuroscience that combat and sexual assault training is needed in order to prevent assault. According to Jim Hopper, “Sexual self-defense training can reduce not only sexual assaults but all kinds of coercive sex.” 

Survival Arts provides our Survival Arts Training Program for faculty, students, and staff to protect against sexual assault and violence, both on and off campus. 

Many of our students are survivors of sexual assault, violence, and trauma. This unique course helps survivors on their healing journeys, and provides a safe space for women by women that doesn’t exist anywhere else. It also addresses the severe lack of Adequate Sexual Assault Training on college campuses across the U.S. where more than 30% of schools do not provide any sexual assault training for students.

Survival Arts program provides the training needed to reduce the number of sexual assault cases on campuses and communities around the world. 

Institutions of Higher Education must protect their students, faculty, and staff from sexual misconduct and physical harm. 

Deans, Academic Directors, Coordinators, and Organizers are encouraged to contact us for more information at: