Molloy’s efforts to prevent relationship violence

By Candice Ferrette

Rich ZollerAt Molloy College, Rich Zoller, the captain of the basketball team, is among the leading advocates. He said a network of male athletes at the school are "trying to break the stereotype."

"This is an injustice because people aren't stepping in to make sure something doesn't happen," said Zoller, 21, of Syosset, who lives on campus. "We want to have a presence on the campus so that they feel like there's a family of sorts here."

With an enrollment of 4,500, officials at the Catholic liberal arts college say they are open about talking with students about relationship violence and have even become a refuge for a commuter student who had suffered an incident off-campus.

The challenge is to make sure the training is constant throughout the academic year, officials said.  Read More.

Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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