Men in Violence Prevention (MVP)
Men in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a student-led initiative supported by the Dean of Students Office in collaboration with MVP mentors from various university departments. In light of campaigns such as #Metoo, It’s on Us and countless others, MVP seeks to do its part to train and equip the Georgia State University community with the proper tools to address relationship violence and to provide education and resources that will support healthy relationships.
The mission of MVP is to:
- Combat gender-based violence through education and training
- Explore and evolve concepts of masculinity
- Build bridges and promote collaboration between different Georgia State communities
- Create local, national and global leaders
Annually, October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In its inaugural year, MVP is committed to expanding the scope and attention given to these issues on our campuses and in our community. Nationally, sexual violence is more prevalent on college campuses when compared to other crimes. In addition, college-age women experience an elevated risk of experiencing such behavior. MVP is here to utilize its platform and its voice to ensure that here at Georgia State University, all members of this community are free to experience and explore their education in a safe and healthy environment.
MVP will be hosting several events throughout the academic year, specifically focusing on topics such as:
- Managing Anger and Conflict;
- Consent and Violence Prevention;
- Managing Fear;
- Addressing Fatherlessness;
- Handling Rejection; and
- Healthy Relationships.
All MVP events are on the university calendar.