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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.

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Register for a 6-Hour Skills Training or 12-Hour Facilitator Training

To stay informed about upcoming trainings, add your name to the listserve by contacting ActWIse Coordinator Nola Pastor at, or 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.

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