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Drake's Commitment to Violence Prevention

Drake University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in which all members of our community can thrive and reach their full potential. As a part of this commitment, Drake believes it is important that we take a comprehensive approach to violence prevention. 

The Violence Prevention Office commits to creating innovative and inclusive programming aimed to end sexual and interpersonal misconduct at Drake.  The Violence Prevention Office is dedicated to being a resource for current, solution focused education to assist students, staff and faculty to understand the origins, recognize the signs and develop the skills to respond to sexual and interpersonal misconduct. We firmly stand with Define the Line-Respect the Line and will give direct attention in our programing to prevention, communication, intervention, and support.  The Violence Prevention Office will utilize the voice of the student body and professionals on and off campus.  The Violence Prevention Office is committed to meeting students where they are in their emotional and social development in an effort to promote self-efficacy.  The topics of sexual and interpersonal violence are community issues and the Violence Prevention Office will remain dedicated to educating the campus from many perspectives. 

To learn more about the planning process or to find out about how you can be involved, email


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