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Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence- Resources

Sexual Assault/Campus Interpersonal Violence Prevention, Education & Response Resources

Norfolk State University is the 2020 recipient of the federal Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program sponsored by the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women. This program aims to strengthen the response of institutions of higher education to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campuses and enhances collaboration among campuses, local law enforcement, and victim advocacy organizations. This grant, which is housed in the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Diversity within the Division of Student Affairs provides $300,000 over the course of three years and supports training, education, prevention, and intervention on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking incidents on campus.

CCRT Mission

The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) is a collaborative team of internal and external partners committed to using holistic victim-centered and trauma-informed best practices to create policies, protocols, services, and training to effectively address incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to meet the needs of an inclusive and culturally diverse campus community.


We are committed to using a trauma-informed approach and best practices to enhance the safety of the NSU community regarding sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking and its impact on our campus.

Trauma-informed support
We value our partnership with law enforcement and local community resources to provide victim-centered responses, advocacy, and services to the NSU community.

Students are our top priority, and we are committed to providing critical resources designed to reduce and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to ensure they are able to succeed in an inclusive and supportive environment.

We are committed to fostering a campus community where all persons are treated with respect, diversity, inclusion and tolerance are valued, and responsible behavior is expected at all times.

We are committed to fostering a campus culture where transparency, honesty, and ethical behavior is shared by everyone.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and supportive campus climate that promotes inclusion, cultural competency, promotes advocacy, and is respectful of all people, cultures, ideas, beliefs, identities, socio economic backgrounds, and perspectives.

For more information on the OVW Campus Prevention & Response Program, please contact:

Dr. Tonya M. Shell, Ph.D, CCBT, Program Director Norfolk State University Police Department Headquarters
Phone: (757) 823-8603 (office)