Buffalo State College will not tolerate power-based interpersonal violence (sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking) and is committed to addressing power-based interpersonal violence by providing prevention education programs, holding offenders accountable and providing support services to victims/survivors.

Power-based interpersonal violence is a form of violence that is primarily motivated by the assertion of power, control, and/or intimidation in order to harm another. It includes:

  • Sexual Violence
  • Relationship Violence
  • Stalking

These are issues of significant concern on all college and university campuses.   Understanding  the reality of power-based interpersonal violence is the key to ending it.   The more you know about these crimes, the more likely it is that you can avoid being a victim.  There are people and programs at Buffalo State that can help you learn more.

The Counseling Center provides leadership to address power-based interpersonal violence within the Buffalo State College community.  We work closely with campus and community partners to establish an environment that supports and empowers victims/survivors and that challenges a culture that accepts power-based interpersonal violence.  Click here for more information on VIVA’s services and programs.

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