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March 3, 2023

Students Fight Back bringing violence prevention presentation March 15

The Student Activities Council (SAC) at Northwest Missouri State University will host Students Fight Back – a program emphasizing how college students can partner to put an end to violence – this month as part of its SAC Speaks series.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Nicole Snell

Nicole Snell

Students Fight Back speaker Nicole Snell is a certified self-defense instructor who has studied dating and domestic violence, sexual assault prevention, stalking situations and campus security. She is certified by the National Organization for Victim Assistance as a victim advocate and a graduate of the Students Fight Back Academy. She also has extensive training in full-contact physical self-defense, multiple assailant attacks, ground fighting and weapons defense.

For more than 20 years, Students Fight Back has empowered millions of people in colleges and other organizations throughout the country to be their own best protectors in combating violence. The organization’s violence prevention tools have been featured on Nike’s “Trained” podcast, CBS’ “The Early Show” and CNN as well as in The New York Times, Runner’s World, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.

“I am super excited to learn from Nicole about the physical and nonphysical ways that we can defend ourselves,” Northwest Student Involvement Coordinator Faith Thompson said. “This will be an amazing event for everyone to learn and to become more confident in their self-defense.” 

Northwest’s Student Activities Council plans and administers activities for students to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life on the Northwest campus and its community. For more information about SAC and its programming, visit or follow SAC on Twitter and Instagram at @NW_SAC or on Facebook at NorthwestSAC.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215