The Relationship and Sexual Violence Phone (RSVP) line is a 24/7/365 hotline available to anyone impacted by dating violence, sexual assault, rape, stalking or other form of gender based violence. The hotline is staffed by trained advocates who are members of the NC State University community. Advocates provide callers with emotional support, and information about their rights, options and resources. All calls are confidential.
How do I become an advocate?
Advocates must complete the 18-hour in-person training prior to answering calls. Training is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters, and is open to all NCSU students, faculty and staff. If you’re interested in becoming an advocate, contact Otis McGresham, Assistant Director for Interpersonal Violence Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a short interview.
Once training is completed, advocates must be willing to cover at least one (1) shift per semester. Shifts are either:
weekday shifts: 5pm to 9am each night Monday-Thursday or
weekend shifts 5pm Friday to 9am Monday.