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Violence Education and Prevention Program

The Violence Education and Prevention Program (VEPP) is an Office of Violence Against Women grant-funded program that strives to prevent dating & sexual violence before it occurs. Through implementing campus-wide interventions and awareness campaigns, VEPP engages students, faculty, staff, and community members across all levels.


Presentations, workshops, programs, and events are available and open to all community members at Saint Leo University.

Presentations & Workshops

  • Real Lions
  • This presentation provides an overview of gender-based violence foundations. The purpose of this presentation is to educate students about the basics of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Healthy Relationships
    • In this presentation, we explore the important foundations of healthy relationships and how to cultivate them.
  • Respect My No
    • This interactive workshop provides an overview of understanding an individual's mental, emotional, and physical boundaries. 
  • Stalking 101
    • Stalking is a serious, prevalent, and dangerous crime that impacts every community in the United States. The purpose of this presentation is to educate students about stalking. Topics include the definition of stalking, stalker profiles, stalking in everyday life, and stalking prevention. 
  • Boundaries
    • This scenario-based workshop provides an overview of building healthy boundaries. The purpose of this presentation is to educate students about the basics of healthy boundaries in interpersonal relationships.


The Violence Education and Prevention Program office can connect individuals to victim services offered through our community partner, free of charge.

On-Campus Non-Confidential Resources

  • University Campus Safety
    • (352)588-8432
  • Title IX
    • (352)588-8993
  • Residence Life

 On Campus Confidential Resources

  • Counseling Services
    • (352)588-TALK (8255)
  • Health Center
    • (352)588-8347
  • Ministry

Off Campus Resources

  • Sunrise of Pasco County: Domestic and Sexual Violence Center
    • 24-Hour Hotline
      • (352)521-3120  
  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    • (352)518-5000

National Resources

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support
    • 24-Hour Hotline
      • 1-800-656-5673
    • Chat online at:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support
    • 24-hour Hotline
      • 1-800-799-7233
    • Chat online at:
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline
    • 24-Hour Hotline
      • 1-866-331-9474
    • Chat online at:
    • Text:
      • LOVEIS to 22522
  • The Trevor Project
    • 24-hour Hotline
      • 1-866-488-7386
    • Chat online at:
    • Text:
      • START to 678-678

Contact Us

The Violence Education and Prevention Program is fully committed to providing awareness and prevention education to all members of the university community. Think you or someone you know may need some violence prevention resources, but you don't know where to start? 

Reach out to our staff and we will help find the appropriate resources on and off campus.

Project Director

Nathaniel Chavez


This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GG-01037-CAMP awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.