Bystander Intervention is a strategy to prevent various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment and assault, and intimate partner violence. Grouped together, we call these behaviors "gender-based violence." The Bystander Intervention training is a two-hour interactive program led by student facilitators. It includes videos, discussion of the definition of consent, facts about how Colgate can help student survivors of sexual assault and/or harassment, and a long section on how to identify dangerous situations and intervene safely and effectively.
Bystander Intervention is based on the understanding that people make decisions and continue behaviors based on the reactions they get from others. Colgate's program is based on a model from Duke University called PACT (Prevent, Act, Challenge, Teach).
- 144 students, faculty, and staff have contributed to our current model.
- Over 700 students are now trained.
- 20 trained student facilitators, including students in key positions such as Community Leaders within residential life, Link staff, and many campus fraternities and sororities lead trainings.
- On September 15, 2014, a training was held for all first-year students.
- Some fraternities and D1 athletic teams will be trained in Spring 2015.
- Community Leaders, Link staff mentors for first-years, all sorority women, and all Student Government members have been trained.
We are now hosting monthly informational meetings on the first Thursday of every month, starting on February 5! We provide updates and feedback on the development of the Bystander Intervention program, including groups trained, reports from subcommittees, and new ideas about how to sustain the impact of Bystander Intervention on our campus.
Location: ALANA Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Dates: February 5, March 5, and April 2
We are offering multiple monthly trainings during the Spring 2015 semester.
: Shaw Wellness Institute
: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
: February 15, March 24, and April 12
All trainings are free and open for faculty, staff, and students. Sign up by emailing email@example.com