Step Up is a bystander intervention training program that aims to create a more engaged Northwestern community by providing students, faculty, and staff with the basic tools to safely and effectively intervene in situations where someone might be in danger.
This program is a 90-minute training in which participants gain a better understanding of the barriers to intervention and the strategies they can employ to intervene. These trainings set out with the goals to recognize the reasons people may not intervene in dangerous situations, teach specific intervention skills, and increase motivation and confidence to help those in need. Step Up seeks to empower participants to act on their values and create a safer, healthier, more caring environment at Northwestern.
Step Up was developed for Northwestern University by Campus Inclusion and Community and Center for Awareness, Response, and Education, and is funded by a federal grant received by the Office on Violence Against Women in the U.S. Department of Justice. The next training takes place on Tuesday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Norris Center’s Armadillo Room as part of CARE’s series of events promoting Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.