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In recent years, the issue of sexual violence on college and university campuses has received increasing attention from the federal government, national media outlets, and concerned students across the country. Colby College is committed to creating a campus climate in which sexual respect is the norm and all students feel safe to pursue their academic and extra-curricular goals. Likewise, we are committed to ensuring that our students who have been affected by sexual violence are aware of the College’s reporting and support resources and feel empowered to access them.

 

Central to Colby’s effort to create a respectful and knowledgeable campus is our mandatory sexual misconduct prevention programming for first-year and second-year students. This programming will engage you with this important topic as you adjust to your new community.

 

During fall 2020, the sexual misconduct prevention programming for incoming students will consist of:

  •  A mandatory virtual orientation program for all incoming students

  • A mandatory two-session interactive sexual misconduct prevention training to be completed in-person by incoming students during their first semester on campus (scroll down to register)

  • An optional virtual discussion session for incoming students who are studying remotely and want to learn more about Colby’s sexual misconduct policies, resources, and prevention initiatives.  To request such a session, please contact Emily Schusterbauer (eeschust@colby.edu).

 

The virtual orientation program, entitled Speak About It, is designed to introduce you to issues including sexual communication, sexual consent, sexual violence, and dating violence. You can access it by clicking HERE.

 

The two-session sexual misconduct prevention training will engage on-campus students in sustained discussion about the complex issues introduced by Speak About It. Each one-hour session is led by a team of trained sexual violence prevention peer educators. These peer-led training sessions will give you a comprehensive understanding of Colby’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures and introduce you to the basic skills necessary to safely intervene in incidents of sexual misconduct before they escalate. The training will also give you the tools to effectively support a friend who may have experienced sexual misconduct.

 

These peer-led sessions will be offered at various times throughout September and October. They are designed to be small and scheduled to accommodate a range of academic and co-curricular schedules. You can access the training schedule and registration system by clicking on the registration tab below.

 

It is important that you register for the two-session training that best fits your schedule by Friday, September 4th, and that you complete this requirement on time so you may register for Spring 2021 courses. Please contact Emily Schusterbauer (Title IX Advocate) at eeschust@colby.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

As members of the Colby community, we are all obligated to work to counter the prevalence of sexual violence in our culture. These programs will begin to give you the tools needed to do so, and Colby’s support and reporting resources are available to help, whether you will be on campus or remote this semester.

 

 

Registration will open on August 28th.

 

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