Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention

Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention (VAVP) provides confidential, free, and voluntary services and advocacy for the Regis community who have been impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence (including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking). VAVP offers prevention education for students and collaborates with campus and community partners to offer trainings, programs, and innovative community engagement strategies to collectively create a campus free from violence.

Our Vision and Philosophy

We will promote social change and activism through the professional services we provide to the Regis University community and through student leadership development, wherein students assist other students as peers. We believe that people of all identities must work together to eradicate sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence. Activism is essential in many areas, including education, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety building, bystander intervention, and policy development.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We acknowledge the complex history of the anti-violence movement. This movement includes tremendous strides towards equality and social justice as well as the continued perpetuation of racism, bias, oppression, discrimination, and prejudice – the very things that the movement seeks to dismantle.

VAVP strives to create a diverse community of students and staff that is accessible, welcoming, and affirming. We are committed to enacting anti-racism in our practices, policies, and procedures. We fully embrace cultural humility, social justice accountability, and equitable support for all community members. It is our goal to eliminate the racism, bias, oppression, discrimination, and prejudice that have affected sexual violence service delivery, and we have created commitments that will shape every aspect of our work. We will work together with our peers to create safer, more inclusive communities for all and will uphold our Jesuit value of honoring the dignity of all individuals.


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Advocacy and Support Services

The Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention Team consists of a full-time, professional, confidential advocate. Our team is here to help and provides a wide array of supportive services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment. We are here for current Regis students, faculty, and staff who have experienced harm and for their friends and loved ones.

We Can Provide

Crisis Intervention and Support
A big part of what we do is just sitting with you and helping you process what happened to you, and how you’re feeling about it. You may be feeling and experiencing a wide range of things. We’re here to provide empathy, validation and support - which can also look like us engaging in advocacy work for you.

Medical Advocacy
We can connect you with post-assault medical care, and walk you through what it looks like to go to the hospital or the health center for post-assault care. We also provide accompaniment for survivors at the hospital and explained through that experience.

Academic Advocacy
Understandably, going through something painful or traumatic can have an impact on your academic performance. We can reach out to your professors to ask for things like extensions, alternative assignments, excused absences, etc.

Reporting/Investigation Support
Some people consider reporting what happened to them to the university, the police, or both. We can talk you through what those processes can look like, and connect you with an investigator or officer. We can also support you throughout the entire investigative process.

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Safety Planning
Whether or not you choose to report, you may have safety concerns, and could use some extra support and protection. We can help you access Supportive Measures through the University, or resources like a protection order through the State of Colorado through the courts.

Housing Advocacy
Maybe your living space doesn’t feel safe anymore - the harm happened there, or maybe the person who harmed you lives there, too. We can help you with securing new housing, whether on or off campus.

And More:
There are lots of other types of advocacy we can do, depending on what would be helpful for you. We can write a letter of support in many contexts, whether you’re applying for emergency aid, petitioning for a late withdrawal, etc.

Our goal is both to provide you with the best support possible from our capacity, and to connect you with others in our community who may also be able to provide you support from their capacity. Check out our resource page for more information.


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VAVP: Your Trusted Partner and Support

Anyone who has been impacted by sexual harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, sexual exploitation, and/or stalking in the Regis community can receive resources and support immediately following and incident, and/or in the weeks, months, and years moving forward.


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What Can I Expect?

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Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention

Student Center 217A

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.