Violence Intervention and Prevention Center

Upcoming VIP Center Events

DENIM DAY & TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

ARE THURSDAY, APRIL 21st!

Take Back the Night will be held THIS Thursday, April 21st, at 7 p.m. on the steps of St. John's and has the mission of ending sexual violence in all forms.  The rally hosts an open mic where survivors and their supporters can speak out and share their stories.  Afterward, we march to the Skutt Ballroom for the After-Event, which is in the style of a fair so attendees can travel between stations "doing" and learning more about violence, consent, and how to be an active bystander.  There will also be space dedicated to self-care and community building and food will be served. 



Denim Day is observed on the same day as Take Back the Night at Creighton.  Denim Day was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim and against victim blaming.  We invite all students, faculty, and staff to wear jeans with a purpose on Thursday, April 21st!  The VIP Center is providing free buttons to wear in conjunction with jeans.  Come pick them up from the VIP Center in Brandeis Hall, Room 101!

Looking for other ways to get involved and to be a part of the movement to end violence on our campus?  Check out other upcoming events hosted by the VIP Center!  Be a part of the solution!

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The VIP Center is located in Brandeis Hall, Room 101 (right next to the dining hall!)...

...look for the windows with the pillows!

Take a peek inside!

View the VIP Center's brochure to learn more!

What does the Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Center do?

The VIP Center focuses on advocacy and violence prevention for the University. The VIP Center is a confidential resource for Creighton students, faculty, and staff.  We provide advocacy, information, resources, and support in addition to programmatic efforts around violence prevention.

  • Confidential advocacy for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or discrimination
    • General support
    • Information on a rights under Title IX
    • Information and assistance with reporting an incident to the University and/or Omaha Police Department
    • Assistance in regards to housing, coursework extensions, absences, safety planning, and more
    • Information on counseling and medical services
    • Referrals for on- and off-campus resources
  • Prevention Education focusing on bystander intervention
    • Green Dot Program - Green Dot is a campus-wide effort to reduce violence by engaging bystanders and promoting positive, proactive behaviors
  • Education and Training
    • We offer programs on sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and bullying.  Workshops are available for student groups, classes, meetings, student organizations, departments, and more

 

 

Annual Report Now Available!


Interested in learning more about the VIP Center and our work?  Read our Annual Report that reflects on the 2014-2015 Academic Year.


The VIP Center Annual Report has a summary of:

  • Advocacy Options. Did you know the VIP Center can help someone experiencing violence get a protection order?
  • Service Statistics from last year. Did you know we served almost 90 individuals last year?
  • VIP Center Highlights. Did you know 900+ individuals in the Creighton community participated in our first Denim Day?
  • Quotes from survivors about how the VIP Center served them.

The VIP Center is here for you!

Stop by!  We're open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call us! (402) 280-3794

Email us! VIPcenter@creighton.edu (confidential email)

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