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Intimate Partner Violence


Intimate partner violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner. An abusive relationship means more than being hit by the person who claims to love or care about you. Abuse can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, or physical and can include threats, isolation, and intimidation. Abuse tends to escalate over time. When someone uses abuse and violence against a partner, it is always part of a larger pattern to try to control them.

If you or someone you know has experienced intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, or any other form of violence, there are options.

The Brooks Center works to prevent sexual violence with resources for students like PAVE and Green Dot for university employees. Visit their sexual violence prevention webpage to learn more about these resources.

Confidential Resources

If you have experienced an issue of discrimination and do not want the University to take any action, but you want to confide in a campus resource who can keep your communication strictly confidential, try one of these resources:

YWCA Dayton
141 W 3rd St Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 461-550
24 Hour Crisis Line: (937) 222-7233
Provides confidential domestic violence and sexual assault supportive services including prevention, intervention, education, advocacy, clinical series, 24-Hour crisis line, and shelter services.

Artemis Center 
310 West Monument Ave Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 461-5091
24 Hour Crisis Line: (937) 461-4357
Provides confidential support and information for victims of domestic violence and their children and a 24-Hour crisis line. 

Family Violence Prevention Center (Greene County)
380 Bellbrook Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: (937) 426-6535 
24 Hour Crisis Line: (937) 426-2334, (937) 372-4552
Reduces family and relationship violence and its impact in Greene County through prevention, intervention, safe-housing, and collaborative community programs.

Miami Valley Hospital (937) 208-8000   /   1 Wyoming St, Dayton, OH 45409

Kettering Medical Center (937) 298-4331   /   3535 Southern Blvd, Kettering, OH 45429

National 24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673
  • Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (888) 886-8388

Campus Resources

There are many individuals and departments on campus who can serve as a valuable resource. Some are listed below. *Indicates a confidential resource.

  • Campus Ministry* (937) 229-3339   /   101 Liberty Hall
  • Counseling Center* (937) 229-3141   /   Gosiger Hall
  • Health Center* (937) 229-3131   /   Gosiger Hall
  • Housing and Residence Life (937) 229-3317 (Evening and late night contact can be made at any residence hall front desk)
  • Equity Compliance Office (937) 229-3622   /   300 St. Mary's Hall
  • Public Safety (937) 229-2121   /   Fitz Hall
  • Sexual Violence Prevention (937) 229-1217   /   Gosiger Hall
  • Women’s Center (937) 229-5390   /   Alumni Hall 2nd Hall

National Resources

Love Is Respect

Love Is Respect mobilizes parents, educators, peers and survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns. 

Office on Violence Against Women

Under the Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.


1in6 serves as a resource to men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences. They also help family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) strives to be the voice for victims and survivors. They do this by effecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

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