Bystander Intervention is a strategy for the preventing various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment and assault, and intimate partner violence. Grouped together, we increasingly call these behaviors "gender-based violence."
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:
- 144 students, faculty, and staff have contributed to our current model.
- Hundreds of students are now trained.
- 14 trained student leaders, including students in key positions such as community leaders with residential life, Link staff with new student programs, and many campus fraternities.
- On September 15, a training was held for all first-year students. In addition students serving as community leaders and Link staff mentors for first-years have been trained.
Bystander Intervention Training
We are offering multiple monthly trainings during the fall semester.
: 304 Lawrence Hall
: 6–8 p.m.
: October 5, October 9, October 19, October 28, November 2, November 11, November 16, December 2, and December 7
All trainings are free and open for faculty, staff and students. Sign up for one of the dates by emailing email@example.com