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Prevention Initiatives at Bentley

We know that sexual assault occurs on college campuses nationwide. Bentley takes pride in its commitment to maintain and promote the safety and security of all members of the University community.  The following programs and events focus on the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence:

RAD: Rape Aggression Defense classes

Bentley University has several trainers certified to teach the Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD), a means of prevention and self-defense designed specifically for women. Classes are offered each semester. Contact Detective Jessica Roche, for more information or the program schedule.

Sexual Assault EDU

Each semester, incoming students complete SexualAssaultEDU, a 20 minute on-line prevention program as part of AlcoholEDU. Contact Jessica Traue for login information to demo the course.

“Spot On” Leadership Training

“Spot On” is a leadership training course designed to engage bystanders in preventing harm or seeking help for others. There is a specific training module for sexual assault prevention. Contact Jessica Traue for information or to schedule a “Spot On” Training for your student organization or floor.

Consent Day

Every April, Bentley University hosts Consent Day, a program that focuses on healthy relationships, communication, respect and sexual violence prevention. There are many ways to get involved including hosting a table, sitting on the planning committee, or attending the event. Contact Jessica Traue for more information

Take Back the Night

Each spring, The Bentley University Women’s Center hosts “Take Back the Night”.  This event is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual violence. Contact the Women’s Center  for more information.