What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
(1) “Domestic violence” means: (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; (b) sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (c) stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one family or household member by another family or household member.
-Washington State Legislature, RCW 26.50.010
Center for Disease Control – The Center for Disease Control is a website that provides information and resources on intimate partner violence.
Domestic Violence Fact Sheet – The Domestic Violence Face Sheet provides information about the prevalence of domestic violence and the effects it can have on victims and survivors.
10 Healthy Signs and 10 Unhealthy Signs – 10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship and 10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship from the One Love Foundation give aspects of a relationship to strive for and to shift away from.
Power and Control Wheel – The Power and Control Wheel can help individuals identify patterns of abusive and violent behavior in relationships.
PLU Policy and IPV
While PLU does not have a stand-alone policy for IPV, there do exist policies on sexual misconduct and violence prevention. Please visit PLU Student Rights and Responsibilities webpage for more information. The sections pertaining to Sexual Misconduct and Violence Prevention are particularly relevant.
PLU will uphold the Washington state policies and laws around the issue of IPV in order to protect its students and preserve their individual rights.
The CGE’s Advocacy Services* is a confidential resource that provides support for victims of sexual assault, including obtaining a Protection Order, learning how to increase their safety, and connecting with additional forms of support.
Other Campus Resources:
Health Center * 253-535-7337
Counseling Center * 253-535-7206
Campus Safety 253-535-7441
Campus Ministry * 253-535-7464
Residential Life 253-535-7200
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities 253-535-7195
* Confidential resource
Victim's Advocate at PLU
Magdalena Stickel, PLU’s Victim’s Advocate is a trained professional who can help explain your options, connect you to other resources, and assist you in making a formal report should you decide to do so.
Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County*
Pierce County Domestic Violence Hotline*
YWCA Pierce County*
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Resources by County
*24 Hour Resource
877-922-4292 / 206-325-0325
Ujima (Black Community)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
206-816-3893 (Tacoma Office)
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service (Latin@)
253-414-7461 (Tacoma Office)
The Northwest Network (LGBTQ+)
StrongHearts Native Helpline*
* 24 Hour Resource