Bystander Network Workshop

While live workshops have concluded for the year, we are providing another opportunity to complete this training at a time that works best for you. You may login to the Ability system and watch the video version of the workshop to complete your training and receive credit.

If you have any questions about accessing the video, we have provided additional instructions in our downloadable resources.

This one-hour workhshop is required for all undergraduate students in their 2nd year at MSU.

The Bystander Network workshop discusses ways that we can challenge, interrupt and prevent gender-based violence by being active bystanders. This workshop will discuss what bystander intervention is, specific skills and behaviors to use, and practice with scenarios.

Students will receive an email with instructions about how to register for these workshops.

What to expect at your Bystander Network Workshop

All second-year undergraduate students are required to attend a one-hour workshop that will be facilitated by undergraduate peer educators. The workshop will explore the ways that all students can be active bystanders and delve deeper into what bystander intervention entails. Ways to support survivors and hold each other accountable will also be explored in depth during this workshop. Workshop participants will engage in poll questions and view brief clips that outline different scenarios and topic matters relating to bystander intervention.

The goals of the Bystander Network Program include:

  • Creating a deeper understanding of the issue of sexual violence and how it impacts campus culture and climate
  • Educating MSU students about the programs and resources available on campus and in East Lansing
  • Empowering MSU students to become active in their daily lives in the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by providing applicable strategies of intervention
  • Educating all students to understand that they each share a responsibility in the prevention of sexual violence and the creation of a safe community

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