Starting Winter Quarter, the Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support, inclusive of the Resources for Sexual Violence Programming Center, will launch Bringing in the Bystander, a nationally recognized evidence-based and highly interactive program that teaches bystanders a community responsibility approach to safely intervene in situations that involve, or are at risk for, sexual violence. The University has previously offered bystander intervention education as one tool to build community responsibility, awareness, and skills. The Bringing in the Bystander program will augment and formalize those efforts by offering new tools to increase participants’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about effective responses to sexual misconduct prevention. The program also helps bystanders build transferrable skills to intervene in other concerning situations, including those involving alcohol, drugs, mental health concerns, and other forms of discriminatory harassment.
We would like to pilot this program for CSL staff so that you can review the program components and promote the program to your student networks.