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Violence Support, Intervention and Outreach Network

What is ViSION?

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

What does ViSION offer?

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

What to Expect from ViSION's On-Campus Allies

University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS)

  • 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 (OSCCR)

  • 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 violence;
  • An informational meeting with OSCCR staff is available to discuss any complaint;
  • Potential sanctions for those found responsible of a violation of the Code of Student Conduct are expulsion or suspension.

Residential Life

  • Temporary safe room or permanent change of room assignment, if necessary
  • An identified perpetrator 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 (NUPD)

  • 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 Harassment Protection Order, No Contact Order and/ or Restraining Order through the appropriate system;
  • Referral to counseling services both on and offf campus;
  • Presentations on violence and sexual violence awareness by specially trained public safety staff upon request.

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI)

  • 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.