Interpersonal Violence Fund
Frequently Asked Questions
- Safety-related needs (changing locks, help with housing relocations, rent or utility bills)
- Acute post-assault medical care (lab work, STI testing, medications)
- Mental health treatment
- Bedding, clothing, or other item replacement
KU Tuition and KU Housing costs are not typically covered.
To be eligible, student must be currently-enrolled at KU and have an acute financial need related to a recent experience of interpersonal violence - such as sexual assault/abuse, rape, sexual harassment, stalking, or intimate partner/dating violence.
Funds are limited (up to $800) and available one time per student. The Interpersonal Violence (IPV) Fund cannot pay a student directly or reimburse for previous purchases. The fund may either pay bill(s) directly and/or can purchase items depending on the situation.
You don't need to disclose details of any violence or trauma you've experienced to request funds. We will only ask you about the specific need and will share information about the process to help determine whether the IPV Fund can assist.
Thank you for considering making a contribution! This fund is always in need of donations and we can't do it without you.
Experiencing harm negatively impacts students’ lives in significant ways, but a relatively small amount of financial assistance can make a huge difference and help them continue their educational journey at KU. Any amount will directly help a student in a time of need.
You can donate to the Interpersonal Violence Fund through KU Endowment.