Welcome to the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)
The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS) is committed to helping to create a campus community of respect and safety by providing violence prevention education, victim advocacy and support services. We know that being in an environment that encourages responsibility, to self and others, is essential for students to achieve their academic and personal goals.
Our violence prevention education efforts include information that will help students to:
* build and sustain healthy relationships with intimate partners, friends, fellow students and university community members
* identify sexual misconduct* and consent
* identify sexual misconduct campus and community advocates, resources, reporting options and Title IX rights.
*identify perpetrator behavior and risk reduction tips
*identify tools to safely intervene as a bystander
*identify the rights available for survivors of criminal acts
Advocacy and support services are available to all students who are survivors of violence, including sexual misconduct, bullying and hazing. Advocacy and support is provided according to the needs of each student survivor with the goal being to empower them and prevent victimization.
In that light, our prevention efforts, advocacy and services are designed to help create a healthier campus community that supports the success of all of our students.
*Sexual Misconduct at SCSU includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual exploitation.
*Please note that internet activity can be tracked and stored on the computer system being used. The "Exit" button at the top of the page will quickly direct you to the SCSU homepage, but does not remove the history of visiting this site. If you have any concerns, it is recommended that a public computer (such as the library) be used to access this site.