Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Office for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention (OVAVP) is to work with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to strive for a campus free from interpersonal violence and to facilitate services for victims, survivors, and bystanders of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, harassment, hate crimes, and any instance of violence.

Who We Serve

Our office provides advocacy, counseling, and educational services to currently enrolled UTRGV students. In addition, our office provides direct services to UTRGV staff and faculty. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide direct services to community members unaffiliated with the University; however, we can provide referrals to community organizations and resources.