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.

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Prevention Programs for Incoming Students

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 incoming students.

During fall 2021, Colby’s sexual misconduct prevention programming for incoming students will consist of:

  • A performance-based program during orientation (Speak About It)
  • A mandatory two-session interactive sexual misconduct prevention training

The two-session sexual misconduct prevention training is designed to engage students in sustained discussion about the complex issues introduced by Speak About It. Each one-hour session will be 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 Tuesday, September 7th, and that you complete this requirement on time so that you can register for Spring 2022 courses. Please contact Emily Schusterbauer (Confidential Title IX Advocate) at [email protected] 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. (please insert appropriate links to support and reporting resources)

Prevention Programs for Second-Year Students

Colby is committed to fostering an environment in which sexual respect and consent are valued and campus resources and processes for addressing sexual misconduct are widely known and understood.

Central to this commitment is Colby’s belief that one-time sexual misconduct prevention initiatives aimed at incoming students are insufficient for creating lasting culture change.  For this reason, Colby extends its mandatory peer-led sexual misconduct prevention training initiative to all students returning to campus for their second year.

During Fall 2021, all second-year Colby students will be required to register for and attend one 90-minute peer-led sexual misconduct prevention training session. This training is designed to build upon the peer-led training sessions that you completed as a first-year student and focus more extensively on developing bystander intervention skills.

Peer-led training sessions for second-year students will be led by a team of trained peer educators and will be offered at various times during October to ensure that each training session is small and to accommodate a range of academic and cocurricular schedules.  You can access the training schedule and registration system by clicking on the registration tab below.

It is important that you register for this single-session training by Monday, September 27th, and that you complete the requirement on time so that you can register for Spring 2022 courses.  

Please contact Emily Schusterbauer (Confidential Title IX Advocate) at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

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128 Roberts Building
5530 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
P: 207-859-5530
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