The Violence Prevention Project (VPP) is a federally-funded program at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) designed to make the campus a safer place. This initiative is one of the programs offered by the Student Counseling Center, a Division of Student Affairs. The program objectives operate to effectively minimize the incidence of violent crimes including sexual assault, intimate partner violence/ abuse, and stalking.*
* The VPP office focuses on preventing and responding to violent crime and on supporting victims and survivors. If you have concerns about a potentially threatening, disruptive, or troubled student, or a concern that is not listed in the issues addressed above, please contact the UCO Behavior Assesment Team (B.A.T.). The B.A.T. team coordinates and plans responses to identify, assess, manage, and reduce the risk of individual harm or interpersonal violence. For more information, please contact Michelle Stansel at 974-2224.
Issues Addressed by the Violence Prevention Project
Contact us if you are a survivor, are approached by a survivor, or need to get help for a survivor of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking. As violent crime is often cyclical and often becomes more severe over time, the earlier assistance is received and/or intervention occurs, the better the outcome for the survivor's safety.