Sexual Violence Prevention Program

Call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.


If you are sexually assaulted get to a safe place and get help. Call one of the numbers below, tell a trusted friend, a parent or a resident assistant.


For immediate and confidential assistance call one of the numbers below.

To Reach a Confidential, Trained Sexual Violence Advocate call the SERV 24-hour Hotline (Services Empowering the Rights of Victims):
1-866-295-7378

To Reach an On-call Student Life Coordinator:
1-609-970-9984

To Reach Rowan Public Safety:
856-256-4911

To Reach Police in Glassboro, Camden or other Communities:
9-1-1

To Reach Counseling and Psychological Services:
1-856-256-4333

For Additional Confidential Services During Business Hours Call:
1-856-256-4333

About SVPP

Power-Based Violence
Power-based personal violence is a form of violence that has as a primary motivator the assertion of power, control and/or intimidation in order to harm another. This includes partner violence, sexual assault‚ stalking‚ and other uses of force‚ threat‚ intimidation‚ or harassment of an individual. It also includes the use of alcohol or drugs to commit any of these acts. Men can be victims of power-based personal violence and this kind of violence can happen in gay and lesbian relationships, meaning perpetrator and victim can be of either sex.

Sexual violence: Any sexual contact that lacks consent and/or capacity to give consent.
Partner violence: Physical, sexual, or psychological harm, or threat of harm, by a current or former partner.
Stalking violence: Course of conduct targeted at an individual or group that would cause a reasonable person to feel afraid (following, Facebooking, texting, calling, unwanted letters, gifts, etc.)

Though rates of sexual violence, stalking violence and partner violence are at levels unacceptable to all of us; and though the challenge of effectively intervening and actually reducing violence can seem overwhelming and insurmountable – there are ways to bring attention to this issue and intervene.

Position Statement
Rowan University cares and is committed to a community that is free from power-based violence and oppression including sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence of any kind. Rowan does not excuse or tolerate power-based violence and oppression within the community and adheres to federal, state and local requirements for intervention, crime reporting, and privacy provisions related to violence. Rowan University supports campus prevention efforts to reduce power-based violence and oppression and offers resources and services to support anyone affected by violence.

Ending power-based violence and oppression requires involvement of the entire campus community in efforts to change behaviors and perceptions of power based violence and oppression. 

Mission Statement
To provide: violence-free safe environments for students, employees, and visitors; education about how to reduce incidences of power based violence; and, information and assistance for survivors of power based violence.