Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Violence Prevention and Response

The mission of Violence Prevention and Response is to work with students, employees, and community partners to lead comprehensive and innovative prevention strategies, coordinated community approaches, and trauma-informed advocacy to shape an Emerson community free of sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships.

Our Vision

To create and foster a safe and violence-free campus in which all students and employees thrive academically, professionally, and socially.

Our Values

  • Social Justice
  • Engagement and Activism
  • Survivor Voice
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Our History

Violence Prevention and Response at Emerson College was established in May 2014. This brought previous prevention and response efforts together at Emerson College.

Director of Violence Prevention and Response, Dr. Melanie O. Matson began on May 1, 2014 to spearhead advocacy, prevention, education, and coordinated community response efforts.

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