Violence Prevention & Advocacy

Our mission

The Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program leads the efforts of UW Bothell and Cascadia College to create a community that is free of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and other related experiences. Our prevention work is focused on addressing root causes of harm and collaborating with our community to create a culture of consent, respect, and healthy relationships. Our survivor advocacy work seeks to create space, community, and support for people directly and indirectly impacted by violence and harassment. To all survivors within our community: we see you, and we believe you.

We envision a UW Bothell and Cascadia College community free of violence and harassment. We strive for a community grounded in respect, support, and social justice.

We are located on the bottom level of UW1 next to the Counseling Center in room UW1-070B. For appointments, enter through the Counseling Center enterance.

Prevention on campus

We all have a role to play to create a campus free of violence. There are big and small steps we can take every day to end sexual and relationship violence on our campus.

Click here to explore ways to get involved in our violence prevention initiatives.

Confidential advocacy

Whether you’re seeking support for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, there are many campus and community resources that are available. You deserve support and care.

Click here to learn more about our advocacy services.

Our campus message to survivors

We Believe You

We believe you and believe in your power and strength to recover. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence are never your fault.

You are in control and have the right to heal in your own way

You deserve support on your path to recovery. Faculty and staff are here to present options, not tell you what to do or determine what is right for you.

Your power and identity matter

Sexual assault and relationship violence can impact a person no matter their identity. Our identities (like our gender, sexual orientation, race, documentation status, and ability) can also change how we experience being a survivor of sexual and relationship violence and what supports we need. Your experience matters.

We are a work in progress

As a young campus in a state of development, we are learning and growing. We are developing resources and infrastructure to train faculty, staff, and students and support survivors in trauma-informed ways. We are still working to build a community that is responsive and inclusive of all survivors.

If you interact with someone or some process on our campus that leaves you feeling like you were not believed, seen, heard, or valued as an important member of our campus-community, then please know it is not your fault. You deserve better.

Link to Calendly booking system for the VPA.

Looking for additional wellness resources? The counseling center offers mental health services and resources, and the Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC) offers community resources: