VII (17). Violence Prevention and Response

(617) 253-2300 – VPR’s 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:

  • Work with the Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (IDHR) to change your housing situation, class schedule and/or request a No Contact Order
  • File a police report
  • Navigate the disciplinary process at MIT
  • Connect with counseling and support resources on and off campus
  • Obtain medical care
  • Walk through court proceedings

Advocates can be reached at or on the confidential helpline (617-253-2300).

VPR also works with the entire campus to educate, prevent, and raise awareness about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. VPR prevention specialists are also available to collaborate with students and student groups to tailor initiatives and topics for their respective audiences. Anyone interested in learning more about VPR trainings can contact