Terms and Definitions

Violence Prevention Center

What do these terms mean?

  • Consent – Knowing, voluntary and clear permission, granted by both parties, to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. A person cannot consent if he or she is unable to understand what is happening or is disoriented, helpless, asleep or unconscious for any reason, including due to drugs or alcohol.

  • Dating Violence – Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.

  • Domestic Violence – Violence committed by 1) a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; 2) person with whom the victim shares a child; and/or 3) person who has or is cohabitating with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats that influence another person.

  • Sexual Assault – Includes any form of actual or attempted sexual activity perpetrated upon a person without that person’s consent, including sexual behavior coerced through physical or verbal threats, force or other forms of manipulation and sexual behavior when one person cannot give consent due to incapacitation.

  • Sexual Harassment – A form of discrimination consisting of unwelcome, gender-based verbal, written, electronic and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s gender.

  • Stalking – Unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual, often consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person, which would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others.

Contact Us

Violence Prevention Center
SA 227
vpc@greenriver.edu
253-333-6015

Kelsey Barrans
VPC Program Manager
kbarrans@greenriver.edu
Office: 253-333-6016
Cell: 253-281-2984
(business hours only)
Schedule a meeting with Kelsey

Hours of Operation

Please Note: With a small staff, we may need to close the center throughout the week for meetings and events. We will post updated information about our expected return time to the office on our door. Otherwise, our general hours are as follows:

Monday- Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday
Closed 

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Contact Campus Safety

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: From any campus phone, dial 3350. All other phones 253-288-3350.

Safety Requests: safetydispatch@greenriver.edu

Director of Campus Safety & TransportationDerek Ronnfeldt