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Sexual violence prevention starts here and it starts with you!

There are many ways to get involved in sexual violence prevention at Keene State College from peer education initiatives to bystander intervention to sexual violence prevention theater and beyond. Look through the programs below to see how you can get involved today! Interested in learning more about a particular topic area related to sexual violence prevention or response? Visit our Request a Training page to learn more about (and request one of) our exciting educational programs.

Bringing in the Bystander® Prevention Program

Rather than focusing narrowly on people who cause harm and people impacted by harm, the researched and evaluated Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB) Prevention Program uses a community of responsibility approach that teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in situations where an incident may be occurring or where there may be risk. These highly interactive 90-minute trainings are co-facilitated by Keene State staff, faculty, and students. For more information about the program or becoming a BITB facilitator, contact Megan Grove at megan.grove@keene.edu. To request a BITB training for your class, group, or organization, visit our Request a Training page.

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Peer Educators

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is an award-winning peer education program coordinated by The Wellness Center. The MVP peer educators conduct events and programs throughout campus in residence halls, with fraternities and sororities and in classrooms. Any student interested in helping MVP with it’s mission, “Students Helping Students End Sexual Violence,” is welcome to contact the MVP Advisor Forrest Seymour (fseymour@keene.edu, 603-358-2047) or fill out the online application. To request a program for your class or organization or to get more information go to the MVP Program Request Form. And please join the MVP Facebook page.

Sexual Assault & Violence Education (SAVE) Committee

The SAVE Committee is open to all KSC community members and works in collaboration with the MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center. Together we plan and coordinate sexual violence prevention & education events throughout the year including for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. These events include the “Shoutout Against Sexual Assault,” “Silent Witnesses” and more. Open meetings take place on Mondays at noon via Zoom, as of Fall 2021. Please contact Forrest Seymour (fseymour@keene.edu, 603-358-2047) for more information.

“kNOw More” Sexual Violence Prevention Theater Initiative

“kNOw More” is Keene State’s NEW sexual violence prevention theater program for first year students. This peer-to-peer theater program, created in partnership with the Theater and Dance Department, educates participants about the nuances and dynamics of power-based violence and how to recognize, prevent, and respond to power-based violence in their community. For more information contact Megan Grove at megan.grove@keene.edu.

uSafeUS® App

This free and confidential app offers easy-to-use tools to help you and your friends make a smooth exit from uncomfortable situations, get home safely, and find support in the aftermath of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. Search “uSafeUS” in the App Store or on Google Play to download for free today. Once downloaded, search for Keene State. Trust your instincts, download uSafeUS.®

Wellness Center – Wellness Promotion

The Wellness Promotion Team coordinates all outreach, education, and prevention services. Topics include:

  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Emotional Health
  • Substance Use, Misuse and Addiction
  • Behavioral Addictions & Disorders
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Violence Prevention

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to request programs and/or consultations on these topics and more. The Wellness Promotion Team is always happy to consider new and creative requests. Contact the Wellness Promotion Team at wellnesspromotion@keene.edu.

Contact Sexual Violence Prevention Virtual Resource Center

Megan Grove (she/her)
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant Director and Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist
megan.grove@keene.edu
603-358-2897
Not a confidential resource