What is a Bystander?
A bystander is any person who is present at an event or incident but does NOT take part.
What is Bystander Intervention?
Bystander Intervention involves developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when another individual needs help. Bystander interventions allow individuals to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior in our community.
Direct – Directly intervening, in the moment, to prevent a problem situation from happening.
Delegate – Seeking help from another individual, often someone who is authorized to present others, such as a police officer or campus official.
Distract – Interrupting the situation without directly confronting the offender.
WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE A SAFE, SUPPORTIVE, AND INCLUSIVE IUPUI COMMUNITY!