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Mentors in Violence Prevention

MVP square on the painted street


Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a group of student leaders who facilitate discussions on harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, bullying, microaggressions and other forms of gender violence. MVP approaches individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront harassment and abuse.  MVP aims to inspire leadership by empowering individuals with skills to lead and with concrete options to effect change in their peer cultures and across campus.

How can I support violence prevention programing on campus?

MVP peer facilitators are looking to partner! MVP peer facilitators can come to groups and classes to present 30 minute- 1 hour sessions on bystander intervention. MVP is most effective when participants receive multiple doses and we are always looking for partners with ideas or time for multiple sessions. MVP is also always looking for opportunities to run supporting campaigns and events. If you or a group you are part of is interested in partnering with MVP, email

How can I join MVP?

At the end of each semester we recruit new MVP peer facilitators. Facilitators complete a train the trainer program to help prep them to lead conversations on campus. If you are interested in joining MVP, email

What types of sessions can MVP facilitate?

Drake's MVP team can cover a wide variety of topics. Check out some Sample MVP Sessions.

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