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Training for Incoming Students

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A key component of Fitchburg State University's commitment to creating a safe and healthy campus community is mandatory educational programming for all incoming first-year and transfer students about issues of interpersonal and relationship violence and sexual assault.

All incoming students will be required to participate in a two-part educational program focusing on these issues, as well as the role that active bystanders play. For the 2018-2019 academic year, new students will:

  • Complete Fitchburg State's new online Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Course (SPARC) prior to their arrival on campus. Students will be provided details regarding their compliance with this requirement during Summer, 2018. 
  • Attend a presentation of the One Love Foundation's Escalation, an important film that addresses issues related to interpersonal/relationship violence and sexual assault. The film is to be followed by a supportive and collaborative discussion surrounding these issues facilitated by trained Fitchburg State staff, faculty, and peer orientation leaders.

Anyone with questions regarding the training program is welcome to contact FAVE Co-Coordinators Robert Hynes, Ph.D. and Amanda Sapienza, MA at

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