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Bystander Effect

Step UP!Bystander Intervention Program

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help… but didn’t? Welcome to the Bystander Effect, a situation that happens to most of us throughout our life. That’s why the University of La Verne has created Step UP!, a comprehensive bystander intervention program that teaches students to be proactive in helping others.

Action Steps

This site provides counseling and guidance on a wide range of scenarios. If you think someone you know could be in trouble, refer to these guidelines, 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!