Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program

StepUpLogo-LaVerneHave you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help…but didn’t? You’re not alone. This situation is more common than you might think, and is known as the bystander effect. That’s why we’re launching the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program.

Step UP! is a comprehensive program that teaches students to be proactive in helping others. Learn about 10 different topic areas and more importantly, learn action steps and how to Step UP! and help.


1. Notice the event.
2. Interpret the event as a problem — investigate!
3. Assume personal responsibility.
4. Know how to help.
5. Implement the help: Step UP!

Explore the 10 Topics and know your action plan and your resources for additional help when you find yourself in that situation where you can Step UP and help!