F&M Intervenes


Because of the high incidence of sexual violence in alcohol-related settings, F&M Intervenes seeks to increase safety in campus nightlife by teaching bystander intervention skills to safely prevent violent situations before they happen. Click on the link above to request a training for your group or organization. For questions reach out to kwanner@fandm.edu 

More about the Training

F&M Intervenes uses Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB), which is an evidence-based bystander intervention program. Instead of focusing on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the interactive BITB curriculum uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene during instances where sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking may be at risk of occurring. 

The training is 2 hours and can be done in one or two sessions. The facilitators are students and staff from F&M who have been trained in the program.  We offer campus wide trainings every semester as well as individualized trainings for groups and organizations.  


Our Team 
  • Hoi

Hoi Yun Lam (she/her) 

Class of 2022

Hometown: Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Major: Public Health Biology

Hi, my name is Hoi (she/her) and I'm from Englewood Cliffs, NJ. I am a senior majoring in public health biology at F&M. Being a Violence Prevention Student Coordinator has taught me lot about effective communication in speaking about sexual assault and violence awareness. Through facilitating bystander training, I teach how to be a proactive bystander and strategies on how to effectively prevent violence and assault. Throughout my years in college, I have been a middle/high school mentor through Squash Aces, public health researcher of lead poisoning in spices, soil and in homes in Lancaster City, and currently vice president of the senior class. When I am not doing work, I love to go on hikes, listen to music, watch sunrises/sunsets and stargaze. 


  • Kolby on stairs

Kolby Smith (he/him) 

Class of 2022

Hometown: Boxborough, MA

Major: Joint Government and Economics 

Hello my name is Kolby Smith (He/Him)! I’m from Boxborough Massachusetts and I am a Junior here at Franklin & Marshall College. As a Violence Prevention Student Coordinator, I am really involved in sexual assault and violence prevention across campus and beyond. On campus, I am involved in student government, the Sexual Assault and Violence Elimination club, the outdoors club, Hillel, and I am also a tour guide with the office of admissions as well. I am a brother of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity here at F&M and a member of the inter-fraternal council! Off campus, I love windsurfing, sailing, hiking and going to the beach! 


The Pulse