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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.

For more information about PEAR’s prevention education programming please contact or call 978.542.2987.

Learn about the Confidential Advocate Line. 


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. Students can also schedule an appointment by calling the PEAR phone or emailing


Students can contact PEAR through confidential calls or texts to 978.594.7089.

Summer Hours

The PEAR advocacy line will not be active from May 20-August 29, 2019. Over the summer, staff will check the phone on each business day and respond at that time. Students can also access PEAR during the drop-in office hours or contact the PEAR office phone during business hours: 978.542.2987. There is no guarantee that PEAR staff will respond to any emails, calls, or texts to either phone within one hour.

PEAR Summer Drop-in Office Hours

Mondays: 11 am-12 pm and 2-3 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am-12 pm
Wednesdays: 1-3 pm
Thursdays: 2-4 pm

Please note: The PEAR hours have changed and we are no longer available 24/7. However, when the phone is off, callers will be given information about contacting other local resources, including:

  • YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center: 800.922.8772 (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)

Learn about additional resources.

Time-sensitive information for sexual assault survivors.


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.

Additional Resources

See our full list of definitions for terms related to sexual assault and dating violence.

Learn more about what PEAR can do for you.


PEAR Office
Room 112, Ellison Campus Center

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