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Colby-Sawyer College’s prevention and training efforts are coordinated, organized, facilitated and assessed in conjunction with the SAVE Committee.

Safe Colleges & Sexual Respect

All Colby-Sawyer College students, faculty, and staff must complete the Campus SaVE Act online training each year. Colby-Sawyer College partners with Vector Solutions and their Safe Colleges training program.

Here is where you can access more information about student training and employee training.

Additionally, all students must complete the Sexual Respect training that covers federal and state law, and Colby-Sawyer's rights, policies, responsibilities, and resources regarding sexual and interpersonal violence. This is an annual training that can be accessed through Moodle.

Bystander Intervention

Colby-Sawyer College utilizes Bringing in the Bystander® as its bystander training. Bringing in the Bystander focuses on building and maintaining the CSC community through empowering students to be alert to "red flags," and providing students the tools to help others by knowing resources and referring others to those resources.

Rape Aggression Defense

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) provides women the opportunity to learn self-defense strategies and techniques in a friendly supportive atmosphere, allowing them to participate at will and at their own pace.

The course consists of four sessions, each three hours long, for a total of twelve hours.


The first nine hours of the course are required graduate. The last session is full contact simulation where confidence from previous instruction is gained through practical application.


The course is taught by RAD certified instructors and a minimal registration fee is charged. The fee includes all materials and a lifetime "return and practice free" policy honored at any RAD program in the U.S. or Canada. RAD systems is a nationally recognized program based in Poquoson, Virginia with over one thousand instructors at various colleges, universities and police departments in the U.S. and Canada. Facilitated by Campus Safety.

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