Prevention, Education, Advocacy, and Response Program
Prevention and Education
In order to reduce sexual and relationship violence, we have to talk about it as an educational community. We provide programs, trainings and discussions on the topics of consent, healthy relationships, gender and sexuality, masculinity, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, stalking and others.
PEAR can provide confidential advocacy over the phone and in-person. PEAR advocates can provide empathetic support for survivors, information about students’ options and rights, and connect students to resources on and off-campus. This is a free and confidential resource for students.
We can provide in-person support through our weekly drop-in office hours in the Ellison Campus Center Room 112 when the university is open (no appointment is needed to attend the drop-in hours). If these hours do not work, students can also schedule an appointment by calling the PEAR phone or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEAR Drop-in Office Hours
- Mondays: 1-3 pm
- Tuesdays: 10 am-12 pm
- Wednesdays: 2-4 pm
- Thursdays: 3-5 pm
- Fridays: 11 am-12 pm
Students can contact PEAR through confidential calls or texts to 978.594.7089.
The PEAR advocacy line will be active from 8am-8pm 7 days/week during the academic year. When the phone is active, staff will respond to calls/texts within the hour. When the phone is not active, callers can leave a voicemail or text, and PEAR staff will check the phone when it becomes active again and respond to any calls or texts at that time. The phone is not active on holidays, breaks, or other times when the university is closed.
Please note: PEAR is not available 24/7. When the confidential advocacy phone is not active, callers will be given information about contacting other local resources, including:
- YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center: 877.509.9922 (24/7 hotline)
- HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change): 800.547.1649 (24/7 hotline)
- University Police: 978.542.6111 (24/7 Emergency Line)
- For off-campus emergencies, contact 911 or go to your local emergency room (available 24/7)
PEAR Program will assist survivors in connecting with campus and community resources.
All services are informed, survivor-centered and culturally inclusive. PEAR serves all Salem State students who are survivors of dating violence, sexual violence and stalking regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, language differences, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, marital or familial status or disability.
Salem State University will not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in any form. Learn more about Salem State’s policies.
Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us. Learn about our confidentiality policy.