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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 Colleen Armstrong, PEAR program coordinator.


Will provide 24-hour access to PEAR advocate who can support survivors, provide information and connect students to resources. This is a free and confidential resource for students. The free and confidential phone number is 978.594.7089. Feel free to talk or text. 


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.


Colleen Armstrong
Room 112, Ellison Campus Center


Confidential Advocate Hotline


This project was supported by Grant No.2015-WA-AX-0021 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.

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