The Voices Against Violence program provides two key services
Prevention Education and Awareness - Through our Peer Health Advocate program, students work together with associated UHS staff to provide educational programming
to residence halls, classes, sports teams and greek organizations
on a variety of issues relating to sexual violence including Consensual
Sex, Dating Violence, Gender Stereotypes, and Risk Reduction of Sexual
Assault, along with other health issues.
This group is also responsible for coordinating
with other campus groups and community service organizations various
key events throughout the year including April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.
Campus Wide Coordinated Response - The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team (SARVRT) is comprised of representatives from University Counseling Services, University Health Services, Residential Life, The Women's
Center, The Office of Student Judicial Programs, Campus Police, The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and others to ensure a coordinated effort is
being made with regard to both prevention and victim service response. Confidentiality with regard to victim service response is highly respected
at all stages in these meetings. This team of individuals works to make sure that UMBC community members are trained
as first responders in a victim response situation, or can
make a referral to University Counseling Services or the TurnAround, Inc. Helpline
If you would like to learn about our protocol and forms, please
refer to the VAV Homepage.