McCluskey Center For Violence Prevention
The McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Utah will serve as a national leader in the effort to eliminate relationship and sexual violence (RSV) among U.S. college students. Using a power-conscious, intersectional framework, the center seeks to bridge the gap between research and practice by bringing together the expertise of researchers, prevention educators, and students to execute a comprehensive research and practice agenda focused on the prevention of relationship and sexual violence. The work of the center will intentionally focus on students from historically minoritized backgrounds, including students of color, queer and trans students and students with disabilities.
The McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention is named after Lauren McCluskey, a
communications major at the U, who was senselessly murdered by someone she briefly
dated in October 2018. We strive to honor Lauren's legacy by working to end relationship
and sexual violence among college students.
Lauren McCluskey (Photo / Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah)
about the center
The MCVP at the University of Utah aims to eliminate campus relationship and sexual violence (RSV) by examining RSV through a power-conscious, intersectional framework, thereby preventing violence before it happens.