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Violence Support, Intervention and Outreach Network

What is ViSION?

ViSION is the Violence Support, Intervention and Outreach Network at Northeastern. ViSION brings together a network of campus and community allies focused on providing prevention, response and education for sexual assault and all types of violence, for Northeastern students.

What does ViSION offer?

  • Training and education in prevention and response to sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, and hate crimes
  • Access to immediate and confidential medical and counseling services
  • Referral to compassionate and skilled legal services
  • Public awareness presentations
  • Assistance and support in planning for your campus organization's sexual assault and other violence awareness

What to Expect from ViSION's On-Campus Allies

University Health and Counseling Services

  • Assessment and treatment of physical injury;
  • Pregnancy assessment and prevention;
  • Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections;
  • Psychological assessment and support;
  • Individual therapy and referrals to clinicians in the community;
  • Urgent appointments;
  • Advocacy;
  • Consultations for individuals and campus support.

Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

  • Provides no-contact orders throughout the disciplinary process and afterward as appropriate;
  • All cases are treated confidentially;
  • No student will be charged with an alcohol violation as a result of a complaint of a sexual assault;
  • An informational meeting with a OSCCR staff is available to discuss any complaint.

Residential Life

  • Temporary safe room or permanent change of room assignment, if necessary, following trauma;
  • An accused student may be temporarily or permanently banned from a residence hall pending the outcome of an investigation;
  • Referral to campus resources.

Northeastern University Public Safety Division

  • Full investigation of reported cases of violence and sexual assault by specially trained officers;
  • Medical attention, including transportation to an area hospital;
  • Information about criminal prosecution and University disciplinary alternatives;
  • Detectives will accompany survivors to all court sessions both on and off campus;
  • Detective assistance in obtaining a restraining order through the court system, if appropriate;
  • Referral to counseling services both on and offf campus;
  • Presentations on violence and sexual assault awareness by specially trained public safety staff upon request.

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

  • Handles questions and concerns regarding the University's Equal Opportunity Policy.
  • Coordinates the University's compliance with Title IX
  • Oversees and investigates all complaints of sex discrimination
  • Provides training for students about their rights under Title IX and associated grievance procedures
  • Organizes training for University employees related to Title IX
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