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Bystander Intervention

The Office of Student Conduct & Restorative Practices offers a variety of Bystander Intervention Training workshops, programming, and resources throughout the academic year. These workshops aim to assist students in navigating difficult situations, provide tools for safe intervention, and build a community of awareness on-campus.

Bystander Intervention Workshops (2023-24)

Step UP! - Part 1:

Most problematic behaviors involve bystanders. Step UP! training provides a framework explaining the bystander effect, reviews relevant research and teaches skills for intervening successfully using the 5 Decision Making Steps, the 5 Ds and the S.E.E.K. Model (Safe; Early; Effective; Kind). Teaching people about the barriers to helping as well as strategies, skills and the determinants of prosocial behavior makes them more likely to help in the future. Now more than ever leaders understand the importance of being an active bystander. The bottom line is many unfortunate incidents are preventable with intervention.

The goals of Step UP! - Part 1 are to:

  • Raise awareness of helping behaviors
  • Increase motivation to help
  • Learn strategies and develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

Step UP! - Part 2:

Utilizing the Step UP! framework, we'll practice intervention techniques and discuss the impacts intervening can have. The workshop will focus on developing your skills in intervention and discussing how you can facilitate conversations around bystander intervention on-campus. 

The goals of Step UP! - Part 2 are to:

  • Practice bystander intervention techniques
  • Navigate creating a culture of intervention
  • Learn strategies for facilitating conversations about bystander intervention

One Love

One Love empowers people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities. These interactive workshops start life-changing conversations about healthy and unhealthy relationships using captivating films, peer-to-peer discussions, and immersive activities.

Safe Zone

Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.  An example of a Safe Zone Trained sticker often given to participants upon completing the training

Red Watch Band

The Red Watch Band program is a comprehensive bystander intervention program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and awareness to prevent death from toxic drinking.

To sign up for an upcoming workshop 2023/24 Workshop, use the link below:

Sign Up for a Workshop

To request a private workshop for your department, student group, or office:

Request Private Workshop