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Sexual Violence Prevention & Intervention

The Counseling Center is part of a coordinated, campus-wide initiative to proactively prevent and respond to sexual assault and all sexual misconduct on campus. For more information see the KSC Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Prevention Resources

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Peer Educators

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is an award winning peer education program coordinated by the Counseling Center. The MVP peer educators conduct events and programs throughout campus in res halls, with Athletics teams, fraternities and sororities and in classrooms. Any student interested in helping MVP with it’s mission, “Students Helping Students End Sexual Violence,” is welcome to contact the MVP Advisor Forrest Seymour (, 603-358-2047) or fill out the online application. To request a program for your class or organization or to get more information go to the MVP Program Request Form. And please join the MVP Facebook page.

Sexual Assault & Violence Education (SAVE) Committee

The SAVE Committee is open to all KSC community members and works in collaboration with the MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center. Together we plan and coordinate sexual violence prevention & education events throughout the year including for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. These events include the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men’s March to End Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence,” the “Shout Out Against Sexual Assault,” the “Silent Witnesses” and more. Open meetings take place on Mondays at 5pm in the Student Center Atrium Conference Room. Please join us or contact Forrest (, 603-358-2047) for more information.

Resources for Students who Experience Sexual Assault & Misconduct

Survivor Concerns

A survivor may experience many conflicting emotions in the aftermath of a sexual assault including shock, fear, anger, guilt, shame, or numbness. Each survivor’s response is unique. Often students who have experienced a sexual assault find that their eating, sleeping, exercise, self-care or social patterns have changed, that they are isolating themselves from others, or that they are unable to concentrate on schoolwork. Whether someone chooses to report an assault or not, talking with a counselor or a trusted friend or family member can be very helpful.

Emergency Contacts 24/7

Confidential Support:

KSC Counselor On Call: 603-358-2436

MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center: 1-888-511-6287 or 603-352-3782

Cheshire Medical Center: 603-354-6600

To Report Sexual Misconduct:

KSC Campus Safety: 603-358-2228

Keene Police: 603-357-9813 or 911

Title IX Officer: 603-358-2959

Or contact your RD or RA

Campus Resources, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Counseling Center: 603-358-2437

Center for Health and Wellness: 603-358-2450

Dean of Students Office: 603-358-2842

Student Conduct Office: 603-358-2840

Title IX Officer: 603-358-2959

Coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education: 603-358-2437

Community Resources

MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center: 1-888-511-6287 or 603-352-3782

National & Online Resources National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Make an Appointment

Call the front office at 603-358-2437, or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Elliot Center. We are open M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Emergency Crisis Info

For Immediate Life Threatening Emergencies - Call 911
Or go to the Emergency Room at Cheshire Medical Center; 580 Court St, Keene, NH (603) 354-5400.

If you are in a personal crisis:
* During office hours: Call (603) 358-2437, or visit our office on the 3rd floor of the Elliot Center.
* After-hours, on weekends, or during breaks: Contact our on-call counselor at (603) 358-2436.

Other Urgent Needs