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Bystander Intervention Resources


Bystander intervention awareness and strategies are an essential part of any violence prevention program or effort at higher education institutions, regardless of your institution's location or size. Compiled below are several resources for use by campus safety officials, advocates, faculty and staff, and community members.


The Ohio State University (OSU) implemented a "Buckeyes Got Your Back" program that is aimed at preventing sexual violence by encouraging bystander intervention. The OSU Office of Student Life created and published a bystander intervention video for all students and employees to view as a part of their orientation program.


Published by the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault and included in the Not Alone Report is the factsheet: Bystander-Focused Prevention of Sexual Violence (PDF). Included in this document are: common components of bystander intervention; resources on methods of delivery, to include highlighted programs and workshops; and information on the challenges to bystander action.


The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) offers an online resource collection to provide information and resources to use with your community members, as well as information and research on the effectiveness of bystander intervention. Materials included in the collection are:

Please contact us if you need further assistance with bystander intervention information or resources.
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.