Preventing campus sexual and relationship violence through a bystander intervention approach.
What is bystander intervention?
Bystander intervention refers to a unique, accessible approach to changing the way community members understand their role in prevention. Bystander trainings work by increasing knowledge of warning signs that something is wrong, teaching realistic skills to intervene, and correcting misperceptions of social norms.
Rather than approaching women as potential victims with risk-reduction strategies or men as potential perpetrators, bystander intervention assumes that everyone has a stake in reducing sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment to make our campus safer.
Register for an upcoming 6-hour Skills Training or 12-hour Facilitator Training
Another Skills Training will be offered in the Spring 2019 semester, with the specific date to be determined. If you would like to be added to the ActWIse interest listserv to stay informed about upcoming trainings, please contact ActWIse Coordinator Nola Pastor (email@example.com/608-263-0985).
Request an ActWIse workshop
Request a 60- or 90-minute ActWIse workshop for your campus group, department, or event by completing a Workshop Request Form. ActWIse is suitable for undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, and university staff or faculty.
ActWIse for Fraternity and Sorority Life students
All new Fraternity and Sorority Life members are expected to complete a 90-minute ActWIse session, in addition to a Badger Step Up session, to satisfy Greek New Member Education requirements.
Please note: these workshops are intended specifically for new fraternity/sorority student members. Attending an ActWIse workshop also fulfills the GetWIse in-person violence prevention workshop requirement for new first year and transfer students.
Where can I find information about Green Dot?
University Health Services has phased out the use of the Green Dot College Strategy as a campus violence prevention program. For questions about previous Green Dot attendance verification, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.