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Welcome to VPR

Violence Prevention and Response

Violence Prevention & Response

 

While MIT is operating remotely due to COVID-19, Violence Prevention and Response is committed to continuing to support everyone in the MIT community. If you would like to reach us for any reason, please call our 24-hour hotline at 617-253-2300. If you have questions about our advocacy services, please email vpradvocate@mit.edu. If you have questions about education or outreach, please email vpreducation@mit.edu.


Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) is MIT’s primary on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Our prevention specialists work with the entire campus to educate and raise awareness. Our hotline available 24 hours a day to support survivors in deciding what to do next.


What we do:
Violence Prevention & Response helps members of the MIT community prevent and respond to:

  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Dating and domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Unhealthy relationships

When we can help:

  • If you’re dealing with something that happened on campus or off campus
  • If you’re dealing with something that happened before you came to MIT or during your time here
  • Whether you’re seeking support for yourself or need help providing support for a friend

 How we can help:

  • Think about your options
  • Find emotional support
  • Obtain medical and legal assistance
  • Access counseling services on or off campus
  • Navigate campus procedures, including housing, academic help, and the campus judicial process

Contact:

All our services are free and confidential.