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 Violence Intervention & Victim Advocacy office (VIVA) 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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This website was supported by grant number 2006-WA-AX-0026 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice.  The opinions and recommendations expressed do not necessairly reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.