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Bystander Intervention

Welcome to the Bystander Intervention Program

Welcome to the Bystander Intervention Program on Hawk Sync! Whether you are here to learn more about our program, events, future trainings, how to apply, or are looking to get involved, we are excited that you have stopped by and look forward to sharing with you ways to take action on our campus!

The mission of the Bystander Intervention Program is to empower Red Hawks to act both individually and collectively; to increase awareness of methods and campus resources to help you intervene; and encourage responsibility to take action.

How Does Bystander Intervention Work?

Bystander Intervention:
- Encourages members of the community to take ownership for themselves and others.
- Allows a voice for community members when they witness a dangerous or destructive situation
- Includes everyone as part of the solution.
- Provides an opportunity for the community to foster change.
- Provides information to facilitate intervention.

How You Can Help:
1. Be Aware of your surroundings.
2. Trust your instincts.
3. Don't dismiss any intuitive warnings you may feel.
4. Consider what you would want done for you.
5. If it is safe, act by intervening or calling an authority for help. For example, you can call Campus Police at extension 5222 or the Community Director of your residence hall.

Bystander Intervention Sessions are scheduled for the following dates:  

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A “bystander” is a friend, classmate, teammate, coworker, teacher, family member, or stranger who is aware of or observes situations and interactions that could lead to physical or psychological harm or damage to property. At Montclair State University, the safety of the campus is a number one priority. Bystander Intervention is acting, either directly or indirectly, to prevent the situation or to keep it from escalating. The goal of the MSU Bystander Intervention Program is to educate the campus about situations that may require Bystander Intervention, increase feelings of responsibility to take action, and empower people to act both individually and collectively.


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