The mission of the Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program (HUIVPP) is to enhance the safety and quality of life of students, staff, and faculty through advocacy, education and training related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking prevention and intervention.
The HU-IVPP program focuses on four critical areas needed to develop a coordinated campus response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on the Howard University campus. The four areas are:
- Facilitate a Campus Advisory Board and creating a collaborative partnership with Community Provider Networks to ensure a coordinated campus response, policy and protocol development, refinement and implementation;
- Provide training for law enforcement, judicial/disciplinary board, and the campus community;
- Provide advocacy and referral services; and
- Work in partnership with students, faculty and staff to implement prevention education and bystander prevention education.
No form of violence is acceptable. Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are not permitted and are taken very seriously at Howard University.
The Campus Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from the School of Social Work, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Office of Sexual Harassment and Gender Based Discrimination Prevention (Title IX), the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Dean of Student Services, the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Life and Activities, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the University Counseling Services, the Student Health Center, the Office of the Dean of the Chapel, Army ROTC, Off-Campus Housing and Community Affairs, and Howard University Hospital. Students and organizations students are also represented on the Campus Advisory Board. We also work in collaboration with our Community Advisory Board: My Sister’s Place, the Metropolitan Police Department, DC Rape Crisis Center, DC Office of Victim’s Services, National Stalking Resource Center and the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence.