San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
MVP is a gender violence, bullying and gay-bashing prevention program that was the first large-scale attempt to apply the bystander approach to issues of sexual and domestic violence. With the recent issuing of its "Dear Colleague Letter," the Office of Civil Rights now mandates that colleges are responsible for sexual assault prevention as a Title IX compliance issue. MVP also frames gender violence prevention as a leadership responsibility for student-athletes and has been implemented on over 150 college campuses, including the Southeastern, Big Ten, and Atlantic-10, to support their Title IX compliance.
Many student-athletes want to help with violence prevention but lack the skills necessary to intervene in a safe manner. The key is to engage them in a process that leads to empowered skill building and decision-making. The heart of the MVP model is interactive discussion, in single-sex and mixed-gender workshops, using real-life scenarios that speak to the experiences of college students.
For questions and additional information, please contact Justine Siegal, PhD: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society uses sport as a platform to make the world a better place. The Center has four areas of focus, which includes the following:
1. Facilitating training in our world renowned social justice education programs; MVP, which focuses on preventing gender-based violence, and ProjectTeamwork, a diversity and inclusion program.
2. Serving as a global resource for sport-based youth development organizations through academic credentialing and professional development.
3. Tackling the issue of social injustice at its core by providing access to higher education by creating local, national and global partnerships for degree completion.
4. Engaging the community through education, training, service and sport to promote positive cultural change.