Group Description: Have you witnessed unsafe behaviors and did not know how to react? STEP UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. Most problematic behaviors on college campuses involve bystanders. STEP UP! training provides a framework explaining the bystander effect, reviews relevant research, and teaches skills for intervening successfully. At UW, and in Laramie, we are a community. We look out for each other and continuously work to create and maintain a safe and inclusive environment. The bottom line is that many unfortunate incidents are preventable.

The goals of STEP UP! are to:

Raise awareness of helping others.
Increase motivation to help.
Develop skills and confidence when responding to threatening behaviors.
Ensure the safety and well-being of others.
This is your program. You will determine its ultimate success as a collective incoming class and community.