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Violence Prevention and Intervention Center

violence intervention and prevention

The Violence Prevention and Intervention Center is a place where all members of the UNH community can find information and resources about sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking. Trained Peer Educators staff the center and are available to assist individuals in connecting with on- and off-campus resources.

Location of the VPIC in relation to landmarks on the UNH Campus

  1. Contacts

    If you are in need of immediate support please contact one of the resources below: 

    Campus Police :  203-932-7014 

    UNH Police Emergency : 203-932-7070  

    Emergency Fire, Medical, or West Haven Police Emergency: dial 911 

    Rape Crisis Center of Milford: 203-878-1212 (24-Hour Hotline)

    Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline : 1-888-774-2900

    Peer Educators are available at the Violence Prevention and Intervention Center at the following times:

    Monday: 10am-8pm
    Tuesday: 10am-9:30pm
    Wednesday: 10am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-8pm
    Thursday: 10am-9:30pm
    Friday: 10am-8pm
  2. Presentations

    One of the many services the VPIC provides, is the Bringing in the Bystander Program. This mandatory, 90-mintue presentation is for all incoming students, and is structured in a way that spreads awareness, and educates attendees on statistics, and important concepts related to sexual assault. The presentation discusses recent studies and cases, while defining sexual violence, and the actions students can utilize to safely intervene in a pro-social manner to better the UNH community, and your experiences while attending UNH. 

    The Bringing in the Bystander Program will be available all semester, with additional times added as registration approaches! *Remember, if you do not attend, a hold will be placed on your account, and you WILL NOT be able to register for classes!*

    Mondays: 10:30am, 1:00pm,  3:15pm, 6:00pm

    Tuesdays: 11:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm,  8:00pm

    Wednesdays: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm

    Thursdays: 11:15am, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

    Fridays: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm,  5:30pm

  3. Support Group

    There is a Support Group for women who have been, or are victims/ survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse and/or stalking. The Support Group is every Wednesday from 3-4pm in the VPIC and is open to any female, regardless of the stage of healing they are in, and are welcome to bring a female support. 


    The Support Group is free, judgement free and confidential!

  1. Contact Information & Hours

    Phone: 203.479.4168

    Location: Lower level of Sheffield

    Mon: 10am-8pm
    Tue: 10am-9:30pm
    Wed: 10am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-8pm
    Thu: 10pm-9:30pm
    Fri: 10pm-8pm

    This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-WA-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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