Ashley Burczak

Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER)

Civil & Human Rights


North America, United States

YouTube blog

Ashley Burczak 2003 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Improve sexual assault prevention and response efforts on campuses by providing training and support for college students.

Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) provides organizing training and support to college and university students so that they can win improvements to their schools' sexual assault prevention and response activities. By offering students the necessary support, resources, confidence-building, and leadership training, SAFER empowers student activists to rally the community and push school administrations to take action. Through these efforts, students across the country are building a larger movement that will have widespread effects on the perception and response to sexual violence on a societal level.

Ashley Burczak is the founder of the organization Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER). Since founding SAFER, Ashley has served as the coordinator of the Violence Prevention Project at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and completed studies at the Union Theological Seminary. She currently works as a chaplain in Philadelphia.