STEP UP! CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The STEP UP! Certification Program allows organizations to become certified in the STEP UP! program.  There are three different levels: Green Level, Silver Level, and Gold Level.

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Current Certified Groups

Student Council (Green Level)

Green Level Certification

To qualify for Green Level Certification:

  • 70% of the organization has participated in a STEP UP! training
  • 75% of the organization passed the STEP UP! post-training evaluation
  • Must apply for certification

Silver Level Certification

To qualify for Silver Level Certification:

  • 80% of the organization has participated in a STEP UP! training
  • 75% of the organization passed the STEP UP! post-training evaluation
  • Organization must complete a booster training or pre-approved activity***
  • Must apply for certification

Gold Level Certification

To qualify for Gold Level Certification:

  • 80% of the organization has participated in a STEP UP! training
  • 75% of the organization passed the STEP UP! post-training evaluation
  • Organization must complete a booster training or pre-approved activity***
  • One member from the organization must be a STEP UP! Student Ambassador (students can represent more than one organization)
  • Must apply for certification

***Pre-Approved Activities

Participation in these activities can help qualify organizations for the Silver and Gold Level Certifications:

  • 50% of organization attend a campus speaking event on a topic covered by STEP UP! (e.g. health, wellness, inclusion, etc.) - must submit sign-in sheet
  • 50% of organization participate in a volunteer project that directly relates to improved safety, health, or well-being of the community - must submit sign-in sheet
  • host an event that contributes to the mission of STEP UP!
  • 50% of organization participate in a campus event that contributes to the mission of STEP UP! - must submit sign-in sheet
  • host a late-night alcohol free event (click here for more info)
  • 75% of organization complete Ask.Listen.Refer., an online suicide prevention screening (certificates of completion must be submitted for verification)