VII (17). Violence Prevention and Response

Building E23, Room 499

(617) 253-2300 – VPR’s 24/7 confidential hotline

Violence Prevention & 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. VPR advocates are available to help if you are dealing with something that happened on or off campus, before or during your time at MIT and whether you are seeking support for yourself or need help providing support for a friend. Advocates provide emotional support and assist survivors in deciding what to do next based on their individual needs.

A 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 off campus 

Advocates can be reached at VPR is available 24 hours a day on our confidential hotline (617-253-2300).

VPR also works with the entire campus to educate and raise awareness about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Prevention specialists are also available to collaborate with groups, FSILGs, departments, etc. to tailor their topics to fit their audience. VPR aims to empower each individual to take action to prevent violence in their community. Anyone interested in learning more about VPR trainings can contact