We’re here to listen.
RASAN Certified Members are available to talk to survivors and their supporters. Find out more and schedule an appointment with us today.
RASAN’s appointment system is not designed for emergency use. If you’re in a crisis, we can connect you to the appropriate support resources.
RASAN supports the right to reproductive justice.
RASAN recognizes and cares for everyone who may be affected by the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. Our friends over at the Berkshire Doula Project (BDP) have made a comprehensive post-Roe guide, which we encourage everyone to review.
RASAN has collaborated with BDP to include a section in the guide addressing consent and safe sex. As a reminder, if you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, check out our crisis resources for help.
Welcome to Williams RASAN.
Williams College’s Rape and Sexual Assault Network (RASAN), is a registered student organization of Williams College, Williamstown, MA. RASAN’s mission is to educate the College community about sexual violence, advocate for policies that support sexual health and wellness, and provide support to survivors of sexual violence.
RASAN’s flagship services are our Appointment System and Training Program.
We’re reimagining the RASAN Appointment System.
After launching in Spring 2022, we’re taking a step back to re-evaluate the way students use our services. We remain dedicated to providing support to all survivors and their loved ones. Learn more about our available services on the Appointments page.
In Spring 2022, RASAN launched our transition to the RASAN Appointment System. The RASAN Appointment System is designed to best support survivors of sexual violence by allowing additional flexibility in connecting with one of our Certified RASAN Members. Certified RASAN Members are available to meet with survivors and their supporters at different times throughout the week; survivors and their supporters can easily schedule an appointment with our Members at a time that’s convenient for them. The System is designed with the privacy of survivors in mind. For more information, check out the Appointments page.
Please note, our Appointment System is not designed for emergency use.
The RASAN Spring 2022 Training Program has launched.
We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting registrations for our Spring 2022 Training Program. Find out more and register today on our Training Website.
The RASAN Training Program is our curriculum for Williams College students to become Certified RASAN Members and support our survivors and their supporters. The Training Curriculum, which is revised each year by our Training Coordinators, covers a variety of topics from basics of consent to healthy relationships to gender, sex, and sexuality. At the end of the Program, trainees take the RASAN Contact Certification Examination, a simulated conversation with a survivor, to evaluate their skills and readiness to support survivors. For more information, check out the Get Involved page.
RASAN’s Workshop Coordinators work with various clubs and student organizations at Williams to provide tailored education around topics in sexual violence. We work closely with the leaders of these student organizations to design engaging workshops with their input, making our design process as collaborative as possible. We also work closely with Williams College’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and Health Education (SAPR) to run workshops for the Williams community throughout the year. Student organization leaders interested in designing a workshop with us should contact the Workshop Coordinators; their contact information can be found on the Who We Are page.
Events and Programs
RASAN also helps to sponsor a variety of events and programs throughout the year, including many with our partner organization, Masculinity, Accountability, Sexual Assault, and Consent (MASC), and our parent office, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and Health Education (SAPR). We’re especially active during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and spearhead nationwide advocacy programs at Williams, including Take Back The Night (TBTN).