About the Project
Franklin & Marshall College was awarded the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Grant for Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking for funding for July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022.
Because of the high incidence of sexual violence in alcohol-related settings, F&M Intervenes seeks to increase safety in campus nightlife by teaching affect bystander intervention skills to safely mitigate potentially violent situations before they happen. Through educational campaigns and campus wide training, F&M Intervenes aims to provide helpful bystander intervention information campus-wide. This project works with all people involved in campus nightlife, including parties with F&M as well as local bars and restaurants often frequented by F&M students. To become a facilitator, read more info about the training below, or fill out this form!
Bringing in the Bystander Facilitation Training
Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB) 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. F&M plans to offer BITB training in 2021, that is intended to provide student leaders with the skills and experiences needed to effectively give the BITB training sessions to relevant student groups/organizations. Facilitators that receive this training are expected to be comfortable with the material and able to deliver a minimum of one (1) training session to their given group/organization.
For more information on BITB training, or if you are interested in receiving the training, please contact:
Kathryn Wanner, Director of Student Wellness Education and Violence Prevention, email@example.com
Or fill out our survey below!
Annaliese Rea (she/her)
Class of 2021
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major: Double Sociology & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Hello! My name is Annaliese Rea (she/her) and I'm from Baltimore, MD. I am a senior here at Franklin & Marshall College. As a Violence Prevention Student Coordinator, I actively work to raise awareness of sexual assault and violence and educate students in bystander techniques to prevent further violence and assualts. On campus, I am the president of the Sexual Assault and Violence Elimination club, a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and an active member of volunteer work in our community. Off campus, I love to spending time with my dog Benji or reading a great book.
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!