NVP advocates can confidentially answer questions, provide information about options, and help with safety planning. Survivors have a right to include an advocate in meetings with university administrators and law enforcement, in medical appointments, and in court proceedings.
The NVP Center office hours are 8:15am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Feel free to stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Albright Health Center, Suite 246. You may also reach out by phone or e-mail or provide your contact information below to have an advocate contact you directly.
Your campus advocates are Kendra Massey and Emily Wright.
So much! An advocate can help you navigate your own situation related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Your advocate can assist you with reporting (or not reporting - your choice) options, academic support, wokring with University Police and other campus officials, safety planning, emotional support, finding off-campus support, programming and events, and more.
While there are similarities between advocacy and therapy (grounding, coping skills, and active listening), therapy is a longer-term resource for processing past and present trauma as well as addressing mental health concerns. Advocacy is most helpful in short-term or crisis intervention situations, when survivors need assistance navigating campus and community resources.
Kendra and Emily are available in-person on campus Monday through Friday from 8:15am - 4:00pm in Albright Health Center 246. Both are also available via Zoom or by calling the office at (859) 572-5865.
Yes, you are always welcome to do so. Kendra and Emily know students are more likely to text or email for help rather than make a phone call. They try to respond to all texts or emails within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Email either at firstname.lastname@example.org or text tem at (859) 474-0148.
Yes, advocacy services are absolutely confidential. Advocates are mandated reporters, which legally requires them to make a mandated report when child abuse or neglect is suspected, or if they feel you may harm yourself or others. Otherwise, your conversation stays between you and your advocate.
NVP provides advocacy services to students impacted by sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in addition to prvention programming across campus.
If you need help and are unable to reach Kendra or Emily, we encourage you to call or text our community partners at their toll free 24/7 hotlines listed below. These agencies serve all survivors of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking - regardless of gender or other identities.
Women's Crisis Center - Northern KY
(859) 491-3335 - 24 Hour Crisis line
Women Helping Women - Southwest OH
(513) 381-5610 - 24 Hour Crisis line
NKU Psychological Emergencies
(859) 572-7777 (University Police)
Ask for the counselor on call