The goal of the Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Program is to create a campus culture that is safe and equitable for all members. Through policies, programs, trainings, education, and support, we hope to create a culture that is free from violence and fear and promotes gender equity.
The Violence Intervention & Prevention Program started as a a 3-year grant funded project by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to addressing the prevalence and impact of violence in our community. The VIP Program was institutionally funded by the College of St. Scholastica in 2016 and is dedicated to addressing the prevalence and impact of violence in our community.
VIP Program works with and serves any member, regardless of identity or background, of the CSS campus community. VIP Program Staff works and collaborates with folks who will serve any campus community member of all different gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities regardless of whether they are a primary, secondary, or tertiary victim/survivor.
Education & Awareness: We are committed to raising awareness at CSS by providing education and awareness campaigns about sexual and gender based violence and their associated social, cultural, personal, and political tenets. Through developmentally dynamic programs, campaigns, and curriculum, we hope to educate the community about prevention and intervention of sexual and gender based violence and gender equity.
Victim Services & Support: We are committed to supporting the needs of victim/survivors of sexual and gender based violence and their supporters as they journey to healing. Through our GEVA Team, campus resources, and community partners, we are dedicated to providing victim centered support, information, referrals, and connections.
Policy & Advocacy: The VIP Program collaborates with other stakeholders at CSS and within the Duluth community to revise, develop, and initiate policies, proceseses, and procedures that promote safety and equity on campus while maintaining a fair, prompt, and equitable timeline in accordance with state and federal legisltation. VIP Program Staff and the GEVA Team can help in reporting violence on and off campus via our Reporting Resources.
Training & Consultation: We are committed to providing training and consultation to students, staff, and faculty about sexual and gender based violence and gender equity. We want to ensure that we are able to respond and intervene when issues of sexual and gender based violence occur and work to create a campus culture that prevents its occurrence in the first place. We want to help staff and faculty in infusing issues of sexual and gender based violence into their curriculum.
The information on this site is meant to aid students, faculty, staff, and other campus community members in getting a clearer picture of violence issues that relate directly to college students' lives. This site should be utilized as a tool to find support, information, events, resources, and a community that is working to create a space that is safe and equitable for all members.