The Center for Empowerment and Education : Defining the Issues

Bystander Intervention

Have you ever witnessed something that just didn’t seem right? Did you say something? Did you ignore it? We are all going to encounter situations where someone might need help, and it is up to us to determine how we play a role in those situations. We want to encourage everyone to become “pro-social bystanders”, which are people who witness a problematic or unsafe situation and do something to help. Below are the 5 D’s of Bystander Intervention.



Our Bystander Intervention education program is an interactive workshop designed to enlighten and empower individuals and communities to act when witnessing problematic behavior. The workshop utilizes techniques to equip participants with the tools necessary to take a stand in a safe, healthy, and appropriate way.

The program encourages campus community members to:

  • Define Bystander Intervention
  • Understand the importance of being a pro-social bystander
  • Identify social and cultural gender norms/roles
  • Role-play scenarios

To schedule this free Bystander Intervention workshop contact

Cara During,, 203-837-3939