Bringing in the Bystander - Sexual Assault and Harassment
Bringing in the Bystander™ is a bystander education and training program designed for male and female college students. The program aims to engage participants as potential witnesses to violence, rather than as perpetrators or victims. Skills are provided to help when participants see behavior that puts others at risk. Skills include speaking out against rape myths and sexist language, supporting victims, and intervening in potentially violent situations. Research indicates that the program maintains a positive effect at 4.5 months following the intervention. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has identified Bringing in the Bystander™ as a “promising program” for effectiveness. It remains being researched for effectiveness.
At Montana Tech, we refer to the Bystander program as Frontstander. This is because we believe our students will play an active role in protecting themselves and others. To us, that means you aren’t standing by, but you take a leadership role to prevent violence!
More information is always good information. You can learn a lot about sexual violence and prevention on this website and here is more information on Montana Tech’s program!
To learn how you can go through the Frontstander program, please contact Montana Tech’s trainers:
Vacant, Director of Campus Life
Nancye Rahn, Assistant Director of Campus Life
Vacant, Assistant Director, Residence Life
Tara Kloker, Counselor