Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)
We’re available 24 hours, every day: 617-253-2300
Note: From June 7, 2014 – August 11, 2014, VPR's hotline be available 9 am – 5 pm weekdays only. If you have someone in immediate need and it is past office hours, please call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's hotline at (800) 841-8371. If you need to reach VPR during the day, please call the hotline at (617) 253-2300 or email email@example.com.
We help members of the MIT community prevent and respond to:
- sexual violenceSexual violence: Any sexual act that occurs without consent.
- sexual harassmentSexual harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment (such as jokes or touching) of a sexual nature.
- dating or domestic violenceDating or domestic violence: A pattern of behavior in any intimate relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
- stalkingStalking: Any pattern of behavior that places someone in fear (such as calling, following, unwanted attention or gifts, etc.).
- unhealthy relationshipsUnhealthy relationships: A relationship lacking respect, honesty, trust, fairness, equality, and/or good communication.
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, and
- Whether you’re seeking support for yourself or need help in supporting a friend.
All of our services are free and confidential.
We can help you…
- Think about your options
- Find emotional support
- Obtain medical and legal assistance
- Access counseling services on or off campus
- Navigate campus procedures (for example, housing, academic help, or the campus judicial process)
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