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INSIDE NRA | PROGRAMS & SERVICES

High School, College Students Benefit by
NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim Program

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elping both college students
and campus police with crimeprevention is the focus of
NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim® (RTBAV)
Collegiate Edition.
"Students can be empowered by
learning useful tips about dorm safety
and the importance of traveling in
groups. How best to avoid criminal
confrontation is a key component in
empowering students," said Eric Lipp,
NRA national manager of Community
Outreach.
Although college students can be
vulnerable to theft, online stalking
or assault, they can help devise
personal-safety strategies to help avoid
becoming victims through participation
in the RTBAV Collegiate program.
The NRA offers free training for
law enforcement and campus-safety
personnel, which allows them to incorporate the program into their campuspreparedness efforts. The RTBAV
college class, which is not a firearms or
self-defense class, is about an hour long,
and student materials are free.

Designed to fit into the lives of busy
college students, the RTBAV focuses on
topics ranging from general campus life
to the dangers of sexual assault, while
also addressing:
n	 Student housing
n	 Social media
n Phone and technology security
n	 Mental awareness and
preparedness
n	 Cyberstalking and cyberbullying, and
n	 The psychology of criminal
predators.
Lipp said the Collegiate Edition
of the course was developed in
response to years of requests from
NRA instructors and communities
across the nation. In fact, high schools
are asking for help preparing their
students for college and contacting
the NRA about the RTBAV training.
So far, thousands of students have
taken RTBAV training sessions, and
the reviews have been positive. One
such example is from a recent training
session held by the Fairfax County
Police Department in Virginia.

"The Refuse To Be A Victim Collegiate
Program has been very positively
received by members of our community.
We are lucky to be able to offer such a
well-planned and comprehensive curriculum to all in an effort to best inform
and safeguard our community members within the college and university
environment-while reassuring concerned parents," said Maj. Ed O'Carroll,
commander of the Major Crimes Bureau
for Fairfax County Police.
"Our ability to share the impressive Refuse To Be A Victim Collegiate
Program with our community has
demonstrated how much we care
about personal safety, awareness and
prevention. Nearly every attendee
shared how empowered they were
after taking the collegiate class. We
are thankful to be able to offer this
valuable program to our community,"
Maj. O'Carroll added.
To learn more about RTBAV or
get information on training, visit our
website at refuse.nra.org, or contact us
at refuse@nrahq.org or (800) 861-1166.

NRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe M. Allbaugh, Oklahoma; Thomas P. Arvas, New Mexico; Paul D. Babaz, Georgia; Scott L. Bach, New Jersey; William A. Bachenberg, Pennsylvania; Bob Barr, Georgia;
Ronnie G. Barrett, Tennessee; Clel Baudler, Iowa; J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio; Matt Blunt, Virginia; Dan Boren, Oklahoma; Robert K. Brown, Colorado; Dave Butz, Illinois;
Dean Cain, California; Ted W. Carter, Florida; Patricia A. Clark, Connecticut; Anthony P. Colandro, New Jersey; Allan D. Cors, Florida; Charles L. Cotton, Texas; David G. Coy,
Michigan; Larry E. Craig, Idaho; Richard S. Figueroa, Texas; Edie P. Fleeman, North Carolina; Carol Frampton, South Carolina; Joel Friedman, Nevada; Sandra S. Froman, Arizona;
Mark Geist, Colorado; Marion P. Hammer, Florida; Maria Heil, Pennsylvania; Graham Hill, Virginia; Kevin Hogan, Illinois; Susan Howard, Texas; Curtis S. Jenkins, Georgia;
David A. Keene, Maryland; Tom King, New York; Herbert A. Lanford, Jr., South Carolina; Willes K. Lee, Virginia; Carrie Lightfoot, Arizona; Duane Liptak, Jr., Texas;
Karl A. Malone, Louisiana; Robert E. Mansell, Arizona; Carolyn D. Meadows, Georgia; Bill Miller, West Virginia; Owen Buz Mills, Arizona; Il Ling New, Idaho; Oliver L. North, Virginia;
Robert A. Nosler, Oregon; Johnny Nugent, Indiana; Ted Nugent, Texas; Lance Olson, Iowa; Melanie Pepper, Texas; James W. Porter II, Alabama; Jay Printz, Montana;
Todd J. Rathner, Arizona; Kim Rhode, California; Mark Robinson, North Carolina; Wayne Anthony Ross, Alaska; Carl T. Rowan, Jr., Washington, D.C.; Don Saba, Arizona;
William H. Satterfield, Alabama; Ronald L. Schmeits, New Mexico; Steven C. Schreiner, Colorado; John C. Sigler, Delaware; Leroy Sisco, Texas; Bart Skelton, New Mexico;
John Thodos, Florida; Kristy Titus, Oregon; Dwight D. Van Horn, Idaho; Mark E. Vaughan, Oklahoma; Blaine Wade, Tennessee; Linda L. Walker, Ohio; Howard J. Walter,
North Carolina; Heidi E. Washington, Michigan; Allen B. West, Texas; Donald E. Young, Alaska.
Communications intended for any member of the NRA Board of Directors should be addressed to:
(Name of Board member), NRA Office of the Secretary, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030; or nrabod@nrahq.org; or (703) 267-1021. Please include your name,
contact information and NRA membership I.D. number, as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

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