Bystander Intervention

STEP UP! empowers the campus community to foster a culture of awareness, intervention, and inclusion: in all our interactions: in person, on social media, and virtually.

STEP UP! helps students recognize problematic events and increases their motivation, skills, and confidence when responding to problems or concerns.

Upstanders are everywhere!  Stepping up where it matters the most.  Whether it is holding a door for someone, helping your neighbor carry their groceries, returning a wallet, or helping a friend get home safely from a party.  If you see an Upstander helping others, nominate them below.  They will be featured on our website (check out “See How Others Have Stepped Up” below), and can be eligible to win a prize.

STEP UP bystander intervention

About the program

Did you know?

92% of S&T students report they would intervene in a situation where someone's health or safety is in jeopardy. (MACHB 2018 n=560)

2,438 members of the S&T community have received STEP UP! training.

 93% of students trai‌ned in bystander intervention, who witnessed a problematic event, used their skills to intervene (n=152).

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