EIU has taken a huge step in educating their students on bystander intervention. “Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy used for prevention of various types of violence. Types of violence include: bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.” Knowing the steps to bystander intervention is key when helping someone in any circumstance. Eastern’s StepUp! Program allows students to take part in an interactive session to understand the importance of raising awareness to others. The safety of Eastern’s students is top priority and being a part of this program is a step in the right direction!
- Raise awareness of helping behaviors
- Increase motivation to help
- Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
- Ensure overall safety and well-being of self and others
On Campus Resources:
Health Education Resource Center
Office of Student Standards
Office of Civil Rights
Toll-free at 1-888-345-2846
HOPE of East Central Illinois
Toll-free at 1-888-345-3990
Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital
Please note: If you are having a medical emergency and/or are in danger, call 911 immediately!
The HERC staff can come to you! We give presentations for residence halls, RSOs, classrooms, etc. on a variety of topics including: bystander intervention, consent, alcohol and substance use, nutrition and more! Visit http://www.eiu.edu/herc/program_request.php for more information or to request a program.