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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

We help members of the MIT community prevent and respond to:

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.

Contact us:

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)

You can help us prevent sexual and intimate partner violence at MIT…


Learn the facts about…

VPR’s 24-hour confidential hotline:


On-campus emergencies

Call the MIT Police


Or dial 100 from any campus phone

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