Step Up! Bystander Intervention
Bridgewater College has been awarded a three year grant by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to reduce the risk associated with alcohol use by our students. As part of the Choices grant, Step Up! – a bystander intervention training program has been implemented across campus. The goal of Step Up! is to make our campus a safer place to live, work and study and teach the College community how one person can make a difference to prevent dangerous situations.
Bridgewater College’s Step Up! program is a leadership training program developed in part by Becky Bell of Arizona Athletics and the Commitment to an Athlete's Total Success (CATS) program. Bell created the Step Up! program in collaboration with the NCAA and national experts as a pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others.
The departments of student life, health and human sciences and athletics have partnered to take the concepts of Bell’s Step Up! program to reduce the risk associated with alcohol use by students on campus, as well as use these concepts in prevention activities for topics such as depression, sexual assault, violence and discrimination.
Are you passionate about changing the culture for these topics at BC?
If so, get involved now.
Director of Health Services