Step Up!

Step Up! is a pro-social behavior and bystander intervention training that educates students to be proactive in helping others. The training addresses the bystander effect and teaches participants how to intervene successfully using 5 Decision Making Steps and the S.E.E.K. Model (Safe; Early; Effective; Kind). Step Up! received a NASPA Gold award and was identified as a ‘Best Practice’ by the NCAA Sports Science Institute of National and International Scholars.

The objective of Step Up! is to:

  • Raise awareness of pro-social behaviors
  • Motivate individuals to help others
  • Assist individuals in developing skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of one's self and others 

Workshops can be tailored to cover a range of issues including: 

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Discrimination/Bias
  • Hazing
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Academic Integrity
  • Disordered Eating
  • Gambling
  • Anger/Aggression

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member interested in receiving Step Up! training please click the button below to submit a workshop request:



Jake Burns
Program Coordinator
Dean of Students Office
GC 211