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Community Against Violence
The University of Portland is committed to fostering a community free from all forms of violence in which all members feel safe and respected. Violence of any kind, and in particular acts of power-based personal violence, are inconsistent with our mission.
We define violence prevention and effective response as a community responsibility. We recognize that a culture of safety requires that each one of us - students, staff, faculty, and administrators – do our part to intervene when we see something that has the potential to cause harm. Further, it is imperative that survivors of violence know they are not alone - that we are here to help
Power-Based Personal Violence (also known as interpersonal violence) is a form of violence primarily motivated by the assertion of power, control, and/or intimidation in order to harm another. This includes sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other uses of force, threat, or intimidation of an individual. It occurs when consent is not mutually established. It can include the use of alcohol or other drugs to commit any of these acts. This form of violence includes acts committed by strangers, friends, acquaintances, intimates, or other persons.
Together, we take a stand against violence. Learn about our Student Affairs Advisory Team - the CAV Team - who is committed to collaboratively promoting a culture of safety. Join us, in learning more about campus and community resources, reporting options, and our prevention strategy - Green Dot.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-WA-AX-0017 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S., DOJ.
The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Please direct any questions, concerns, or inquiries to the chair of the CAV team.
Kristina Houck, LCSW