The Violence Prevention Team is committed to preventing violence in our campus community and creating a more seamless response to sexual and relationship violence.
The goal of Violence Prevention Team (VPT) is to create a campus culture that promotes healthy, equitable relationships and eliminates sexual violence. The VPT is a team of interdisciplinary stakeholders establishing collaborations across UB and within the surrounding communities to better serve our students. The VPT is a subcommittee of UB’s Personal Safety Committee.
The Violence Prevention Team supports development of effective prevention programming and comprehensive response to sexual and relationship violence, which requires a university-wide commitment to the values of trauma-informed practice, as well as a commitment to institution-wide use of promising practices in gender-inclusive and culturally-relevant victim/survivor-centered care and programming.
In addition to working toward a more streamlined approach to the response of sexual and relationship violence, the Violence Prevention Team works to:
|Campus Living||Victoria Hellman-Koester|
|Crisis Services of WNY||Rachel Ovalle|
|Counseling Services|| |
|Division of Athletics|| |
|Equity, Diversity & Inclusion||Kesha Foster|
|Greek Life||Pam Stephens-Jackson|
|Health Promotion||Anna Sotelo-Peryea (Chair)|
|Health Services||Nicole McDermott|
|Intercultural & Diversity Center||Kevin Ahuna|
|Student Conduct & Advocacy||Ben Fabian|
|Law School, Family Violence & Women’s Rights Clinic||Judith Olin|
|Orientation, Transition & Parent Programs||Chrissy Daniel|
|Student Advisory Board Chair||Sarah Hunt|
|University Police||Asst. Chief Sticht|
|Health Promotion|| |
Aaron Maracle (Sexual Violence Prevention & Response)
Jackie Piciulo (Alcohol & Other Drug Harm Reduction)