Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response


Molloy College Violence Prevention Program


Molloy Violence Prevention

Molloy Violence Prevention (MVP) is an initiative dedicated to creating a safer university community that promotes healthy relationships and does not tolerate any form of interpersonal violence. The MVP Ambassador program is a peer educator and student leader program responsible for creating, leading, facilitating, and supporting efforts to prevent gender-based violence in the campus community. MVP ambassadors participate in trainings, workshops, and other prevention efforts that increase community awareness of gender-based violence and offer opportunities to develop, build, and practice prosocial bystander intervention skills. MVP ambassadors work hard to promote healthy relationships and help foster a safe university learning environment for all.

*Any current Molloy student who has completed at least one semester can apply to be an MVP ambassador. If you are interested in applying, contact Kelly Guerriero at

What is gender-based violence?

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any form of sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, or stalking. Anybody can experience or perpetrate these forms of violence.

Sexual Violence: Any sexual act that occurs without the presence of explicit consent. Sexual violence can occur regardless of the type of relationship between the parties involved.

Domestic/Dating Violence: A pattern of behaviors used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another person in an intimate relationship. These behaviors may escalate over time. An intimate relationship is not limited to romantic partners. Other types of intimate relationships may include siblings, a parent and child, or friends.

Stalking: A pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking can occur regardless of the type of relationship between the parties involved.

What can I do to prevent violence in my community?

Everybody has a role to play in creating a safer campus community. There are many ways you can be a part of the movement to end gender-based violence.

  • Participate in a prevention program, such as a bystander intervention workshop
  • Attend a Coordinated Community Response Team meeting. This multidisciplinary group of students, employees, and community partners meets once per semester and more regularly in sub-committees to provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to preventing and responding to gender-based violence
  • Start a conversation with your friends about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships
  • Educate yourself about college policies and resources that are available to help individuals impacted by gender-based violence. Share these resources with your friends and colleagues

For more information on prevention initiatives, contact Kelly Guerriero, MVP Project Director by email at or by phone at 516-323-3460.

What resources are available for someone who has experienced violence?

Molloy College offers resources both on and off campus for individuals who have experienced or are experiencing gender-based violence.

Confidential Resources


Reporting Resources

Student Personal Counseling Center



Title IX Coordinator


The Safe Center


Public Safety


Student Health Services


Online Reporting Form


Contact Us

Have questions about anything here? Feel free to drop us a quick note!

Of course, feel free to Contact Us.

Molloy Health Services
1000 Hempstead Avenue Wilbur Arts Center Room 103B Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

T: 516.323.3467