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Violence Prevention Collaborative

The Violence Prevention Collaborative (VPC) is comprised of students and staff from many departments, communities and organizations on campus. Our mission is to increase collaborative efforts, especially between students and the administration, to prevent violence in all of its forms on campus.


VPC meets routinely to collaborate on violence prevention programs and campus messaging in order for the UC Berkeley campus to have a joint philosophy pertaining to violence prevention. VPC utilizes bystander intervention and the public health model to address various forms of violence that include but are not limited to sexual violence, bias related incidents, micro-aggressions, bullying, physical harm, self-harm, and verbal abuse. Since its inception in 2014, VPC has collaboratively produced multiple violence and harm prevention initiatives and will continue to work on shifting the culture, providing education and learning opportunities, and empowering active bystanders within the Cal community.