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Updated Operating Status 03/13/2020
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) Operating Status Adjustments Through April 3:
- The VPVA office will continue to be open during regular hours and our hotline (848-932-1181) will continue to provide 24/7 crisis response for anyone in the Rutgers community who needs it.
- Individual counseling will also continue for those who are local or are able to come in for services. For those who have had to travel off campus unexpectedly, your individual counselor can provide you with a phone session to provide support.
- Group counseling will be postponed until further notice.
- If your counselor is an intern is who is impacted by the sudden cancellation of classes/internships, you will hear from them regarding specific next steps. Know that we are committed to making sure that you receive support despite the sudden transition.
- If the sudden change has caused a change to your sense of safety, please let us know so we can help think through other options and provide support.
- All of our VPVA events are being cancelled or postponed – including Turn The Campus Teal. We are going to try our best to be innovative and effective in using technology and other means to still keep the conversation going. Be patient with us as we figure this out.
- If you are planning on coming into our office during the break, please be mindful of any symptoms you may have. If you are not feeling well, please schedule a phone call instead.
Rutgers is committed to ending sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on campus. The We R Here campaign is the response to campus violence that impacts our community by letting students know We R Here to provide resources on each campus (Newark, New Brunswick, and Camden) and work towards greater involvement from students in ending this violence and supporting survivors.
The We R Here initiative is supported through the “Enhancing Victim Services throughout Rutgers University” grant. Learn more about the Enhancing Victims Services Project here.
Bystander Intervention Spotlight
What does it mean to be Revolutionary? We believe that revolutions can take place every single day by choosing to be positive active bystanders when witnessing something that is not okay. We can all be a part of the revolution with our words and actions. Check out this video to find out what student leaders from the Rutgers University- New Brunswick campus had to say about it!