VII (18). Violence Prevention and Response

Building E23, Room 499

(617) 253-2300 – 24-hour hotline. An advocate is available 24 hours a day.

Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) is here to help anyone dealing with issues around sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking at MIT. VPR:

  • Helps ensure that survivors receive consistent, appropriate care
  • Provides survivors with information, case management and advocacy • Recognizes the uniqueness of each survivor’s experience
  • Empowers each individual to take action to prevent violence in their community 

If you have experienced sexual violence or sex without your consent, if you feel unsafe in your relationship, and/or if you have been stalked, the VPR Advocate is a resource for you. The Advocate provides information to help individuals determine their own course of action.

The VPR Advocate can help you:

  • File a police report
  • Navigate the disciplinary process at MIT
  • Change your housing situation
  • Obtain medical care
  • Obtain legal services
  • Change your class schedule
  • Connect with counseling and support resources on and o campus 

Contact a VPR Advocate at the 24-hour hotline: (617) 253-2300 or by email at

The VPR Advocate provides support, assistance and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. The Advocate assists survivors in identifying and accessing medical, legal, counseling, housing, and academic resources both on campus and in the surrounding community.