Pioneer Training: Bystander Intervention
Pioneer Training is a facilitated training and awareness campaign that seeks to empower all members of our Pioneer community to intervene when an individual is in need or faced with a potentially harmful situation.
It is a multidimensional training that engages participants to:
- Think about what it means to be a bystander
- What prevents bystanders from stepping in
- Gain skills and strategies that will help them to act in the future
The introduction training is available to students, staff, and faculty. There are additional topic area trainings that are recommended for student participants.
Participants who complete the introduction training will receive a placard they can display that states:
"This sign indicates that I have gone through bystander intervention training. I am committed to supporting others in my community and intervening when I notice a potentially harmful or risky situation arise. I can do the ONE thing that could make all the difference.”
Attending a Training
To request a Pioneer Training, complete the request form.
Pioneer Training: Introduction to Bystander Intervention
This bystander intervention presentation empowers participants to overcome the bystander effect so they can help others in problematic situations. Participants will learn about the obstacles to intervention and specific strategies to overcome them.
Students who participate in the introduction training can later participate in specific advanced training sessions related to sexual violence, and alcohol and other drug prevention.
Pioneer Training: Bystander Intervention, Sexual Violence
This is a continuation program to be completed after Pioneer Training: Introduction to Bystander Intervention. Participants will be able to identify sexual violence issues impacting our community and will discuss how they could intervene in a situation to support a friend or peer.
Pioneer Training: Bystander Intervention, Alcohol
This is a continuation program to be completed after Pioneer Training: Introduction to Bystander Intervention. Participants will recognize the barriers that prevent them from addressing high-risk alcohol situations. They will also discuss how they could intervene in a situation to support a friend or peer.
Pioneer Training Awareness Campaign
You may see these posters and images throughout our campus, intended to increase awareness of the power of becoming an active bystander.