Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP)
Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) at Binghamton University works to reduce instances of and the traumatic impact of interpersonal violence across its community through education, coordination, treatment and linking students with information and resources. The services are available to provide support and assistance to the assault survivor and/or their friends, parents, and family members.
The program addresses all aspects of interpersonal violence, including:
- Relationship or dating violence
- Sexual Violence
- Physical Violence
- Emotional Violence
- Family Violence
- Cyber Bullying
For more detailed information regarding acts of interpersonal violence visit our Definitions page.
What to expect when working with the IVP Team
The IVP Team is comprised of one full time staff member who serves as the Coordinator and student staff including graduate and undergraduate interns and volunteers. The IVP team is available to provide information to the university community about healthy relationships and resources on and off campus. The IVP Coordinator, Jessica Krohn, and graduate staff collaborate to provide advocacy services, crisis intervention, safety planning, case management and information/referral services.
IVP team members report concerns and university policy violations to the IVP Coordinator, Jessica Krohn. Information obtained in this process will be kept as private as possible. Students retain the right to choose whether or not to initiate criminal charges and/or file a formal complaint through the University grievance process. Members of the IVP team may have to disclose reported concerns to either the Director of Health and Counseling Services, Title IX Coordinator or Dean of Students office according to state and federal guidelines. Concerns about immediate safety and risk of harm are likely to be reported to university authorities immediately.
Once a member of the IVP team has made contact, whether self-referred or referred from an outside source, the IVP Coordinator, Jessica Krohn, will offer to meet with the student either at the IVPC's office or another designated room in Decker Health Services. Parties, including other university departments, interested in getting information about the working relationship of a student and the IVP program must first provide a signed release from the student to the IVPC. Information may be exchanged between the IVPC and staff from the Counseling Center and Decker Health Services without a release as needed in effort to enhance coordination of care.
For contact information and directions to our office, please visit the Contact Us webpage.