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Keith Labelle

  • Assistant Director, Community, Equity & Diversity/Bystander Intervention Training & Education
  • Phone: 401.874.5222
  • Fax: 401.874.2809
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  • Office Location: 306 Green Hall
    Kingston, RI 02881


Keith Labelle, Supervisor of the Bystander Intervention Program and the URi-STANDers at URI, has conducted trainings on sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse since 2001. He received his Master’s Degree in Communications from URI in 2003. He is an Honor Roll graduate of the University and was a 4-year member of the varsity baseball team, serving as team captain in 2000. He worked as Program Coordinator for Substance Abuse Prevention Services at URI from 2000 – 2003 and worked for the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services Program from 2003-2013. He now runs the Bystander Intervention Program on campus and supervises the URi-STANDers – a group of undergraduate students who provide education and awareness to the campus community regarding sexual assault, dating violence and stalking as well as to promote active bystanders to prevent these crimes. The URi-STANDers are a team of specially trained students who create and perform interactive bystander intervention workshops and programs to educate and increase sexual violence awareness campus-wide. Keith has also served as a member of the NCAA Speaker’s Bureau and presents annually to the National Football League on violence prevention issues. He has presented at national conferences on substance abuse issues and at numerous national conferences, colleges, high schools, and for various agencies all over the country on violence against women issues. At URI he provides training to thousands of students, staff and faculty members annually, including all incoming student-athletes and members of Greek Life. He also is Advisor of the award-winning mentoring organization for first-year women on campus called WOWW (We’re Offering Women Wisdom). Additionally, Keith has provided training and educational workshops for police groups, fraternity men, and members of both professional and collegiate athletic teams throughout the country on healthy masculinity and violence prevention issues. Keith has taught GWS 360: Men & Masculinities, GWS 351: Violence Prevention Training, GWS 300: Peer Advocacy, GWS 451: Women’s Leadership, GWS 300: WOWW Internship, GWS 150: Intro to Women’s Studies, HDF 416: Personal & Organizational Leadership, HDF 298: Peer Advocate Training, CSV 302: Bystander Intervention Training and CSV 302: URi-STANDer Internship.

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