Penn Violence Prevention

Penn Violence Prevention is a collaborative program managed by the Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, housed under VPUL. PVP is designed to address issues of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking on campus. The goal is to not only ensure students have access to effective and safe resources on campus, but to provide preventative education focused on building healthy relationships, recognizing warning signs of abuse, reaching out to friends in need, and taking a united stand against violence.

For more information about PVP please contact:
Jessica Mertz, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
jmertz@upenn.edu
215.898.6081

If you need immediate assistance please call 911 or one of the following:

Penn Division of Public Safety: 215-898-6600
Philadelphia Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline: 866-723-3041
Women Organized Against Rape 24-hour hotline: 215-985-3333



Call It What It Is Campaign

Check out the postcards and video below to hear what Penn students have to say about interpersonal violence!

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