The university is currently closed.   The location information will be applicable when the university reopens.  Office hours and contact information remains the same.



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The Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)  is located in Schwartz 100. When you enter Schwartz Hall, enter right into Room 100 into the Wellness Reception area and someone will greet you and check  you in. The phone number is 203.392.6946. We have space for meetings and discussion programs. Our space is wheelchair accessible.

Office Hours

VPAS is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are open all year, and visitors are always welcome!

Meet The Staff:

Catherine Christy, MA, ATIXA Certified Victim/Survivor Advocate
Director of the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center (VPAS)
Coordinator of the Support and Resource Team (SART)
University Victim Advocate
Office: 203.392.6946
Catherine is available 24/7 at 203.687.1252


Melissa Kissi, MSW, ATIXA Certified Victim/Survivor Advocate
Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Specialist
University Victim Advocate
Office: 203.392.6945
Melissa is available 24/7 at 203.507.3751


Rachel Ellis
Graduate Intern


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