History of PEACC

In October 1999, the University of Louisville was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice, Violence Against Women on Campus Program “to support the creation of a proactive, comprehensive program” to address violence against women issues. With these funds, the Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) Program was created with the specific goals to:

  • Develop a network of organizations, faculty, staff, departments, extracurricular groups, academic clubs and classes, both on and off campus, to address, prevent and respond to violence against women.
  • Provide advocacy and assistance to university students, staff and faculty who are affected by sexual assault/rape, domestic violence and stalking.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training and education programs about issues of violence against women at all levels of the university.
  • Raise campus awareness of the issue of violence against women.

Eliminating violence against women is a community effort. Violence will not end until every man and woman become part of the solution. Please join us in working to eliminate violence against women through volunteering with public awareness events or educational trainings, or by joining our Men of PEACC group.

Visualize a community of PEACC.