For more information and support, NKU students may contact the Norse Violence Prevention Center at
for a confidential meeting to discuss options available to promote your safety.
Examples of relationshiop violence:
Examples of stalking:
Examples of sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct:
NKU Defines consent as: Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent. Verbal consent is not a requirement of this policy; however, consent may be given by words as long as those words create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in sexual activity.
Consent to any one form of sexual activity cannot alone imply consent to any other forms of sexual activity. Previous relationships or prior consent cannot imply consent to future sexual acts.
First, know that the abuse you are experiencing or have experienced is not your fault. No one ever deserves to experience abuse, and it's important that you are in control of how you decide to move forward.
Many survivors find it helpful to talk about the experience with a trusted friend, professional, or other support person. There are confidential resources available in the community and at NKU to provide that support.
If you have concerns for your safety, you may want to talk to NVP staff to make a safety plan. A safety plan includes steps you can take or people you can work with to help ensure your physical and emotional safety.
You can speak with an advocate who is knowledgeable about interpersonal violence and has experience working with the LGBTQ community.
The Norse Violence Prevention (NVP) Center provides confidential advocacy and assistance to university students who are affected by sexual harassment, sexual violence, partner violence and stalking. NVP strives to assist survivors in identifying which choices make the most sense for them. Some of the things NVP can help you with include:
To schedule an appointment, please call the Norse Violence Prevention Center at 859.572.5865 or stop by the center on the second floor of the Albright Health Center, Suite 246. For more information about NVP, please visit: nku.edu/nvp or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Programs & Services Office was created in the summer of 2013. As part of the Office of Student Affairs, we are committed to offering programs and services to increase visibility, awareness, and advocacy for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty at Northern Kentucky University. Our location is Student Union 309.
The Office of Title IX investigates complaints related to sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. They may be able to assist with protective measures on campus including:
To file a report or to find more information about NKU's sexual harassment policy, please visit nku.edu/titleix.
LGBT National Help Center
1 (888) 843-4564
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Centeris a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
1 (800) 832-1901
Provides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They work with victims and survivors to increase safety, security, and foster empowerment through direct services, education, and advocacy.
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
955 Massachusetts Ave.
PMB 131 Cambridge, MA 02139
24-Hour Emergency Hotline 1 (800) 832-1901
Client Services (617) 779-2136
Sexual Assault Services (617) 779-2127
This grassroots, nonprofit organization provides community education and direct services for clients. GMDVP offers shelter, guidance and resources to allow gay, bisexual and transgender men in crisis to leave violent situations and relationships. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Network/La Red
Phone (617) 423-SAFE  (Hotline in English and Spanish)
This program offers free services in English and Spanish for lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people who are victims of battering. These services include a hotline, emergency shelter and advocacy programs.
P.O. Box 65323 Washington, DC 200035
Phone (202) 745-1001
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The Trevor Project
24-Hour Hotline (866) 488-7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
NCADV: National Coalition Against Domectic Violence. (n.d.). Retrieved September 01, 2020, from https://ncadv.org/BLOG/POSTS/DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE-AND-THE-LGBTQ-COMMUNITY