The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with students, staff, faculty, and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of interpersonal violence including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.
In order for students, faculty and staff to proactively and reactively intervene in potentially high-risk situations effectively, we believe we must be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills. Toward this objective, the VIP Center is a training and resource center for the UK community. Individuals within the UK community come in, get educated and equipped- then leave again to put their new knowledge and skills to good use in their daily life. Folks are encouraged to return to brush up on skills, deepen their training, step into leadership positions and get support- but are encouraged to leave often and apply what they learned to reducing violence within their sphere of influence.