Who We Are
Norse Violence Prevention Center is an office located on NKU's campus that provides free and confidential advocacy to students, staff and faculty who have been affected by any form of interpersonal violence. NVP also offers prevention programming across campus: in 2020-21, we hosted 12 campus events and facilitated 91 workshops for students, faculty and staff.
What We Want To Do
The goal of this project is to create a "Sense of Home" for the students who utilize our services. We want to provide our students with items to make their dorms and apartments feel cozy and safe. These kits could include items such as:
- Throw blankets
- Message boards
- Twinkle lights
- Batteries and hooks for the twinkle lights
- Throw pillows
- Small magnets and stickers
- Artificial succulents
- Salt lamps
Why Are We Doing This?
Moving away from home is hard for students. It can be especially difficult when those students have experienced any form of violence. We want to provide students with kits that help them create a safe, relaxing space in their new home away from home. By providing these kits, students who visit NVP could feel more comfortable in their spaces at NKU and stay on track toward graduation.
Testimonials From NVP Ambassadors
"I'm excited to be a part of NVP because it allows me to have difficult but necessary conversations with my friends and classmates. The work we do helps empower people to keep everyone in the community safe!" -Sam Lohner
"The NVP office and ambassadors serve a vital role in helping our Norse community stay safe. As an ambassador, I get to be a part of that by presenting workshops and being a leader on campus. I love NVP because we are creating a safe space for all students." -Quinn James
How Can You Help?
Any gifts of any size will help us purchase the supplies to build the kits we will give to our students. These kits could genuinely help students feel safe and at home during their time at NKU - keeping them enrolled and on the path to success. We hope that you will support our project by donating today!