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Inspired by the Green Dot model of community violence prevention and their bystander intervention program, SAVIP has worked to build a facilitation team that presents to University 101, student groups and organizations, and faculty and staff. Stand Up Carolina also encompasses the annual Hero Awards that recognizes accountable bystanders on campus and other outreach efforts.

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Stand Up Carolina is a two hour program that empowers participants to be active bystanders in our USC community and beyond. Facilitators include undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff who desire to increase the number of active bystanders on campus and in the community and make USC a safer and more positive environment for those who live, work, and study here.

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Bystander Intervention

Who is a bystander? 
A bystander is someone who observes or witnesses an incident. Bystanders have the opportunity to help the people involved by preventing, discouraging, or interrupting the incident.

What is bystander intervention? 
Bystander intervention is when someone intervenes in a potentially negative or harmful incident. This can prevent or stop the event from happening altogether. Bystander intervention also means following up after the situation, and offering support to the individual(s) involved. 

How to Intervene
There are four strategies for intervening in a situation, known as the 4 D’s. These strategies are:

Direct: This strategy involves confronting the people, condition, or event involved.  This means stepping in and addressing the situation head on. Examples of direct intervention include separating individuals, removing an individual from the situation, and confronting those involved. Phrases you can say include “Hey, leave them alone” and “Let’s step outside for a minute.” 

Distract: This strategy involves distracting those involved in a situation by disrupting what is going on. Examples include pulling attention away from the situation, changing the topic of conversation, or making a scene. Things you can say include “Hey, aren’t you in my class?” and “Your ride is leaving!”

Delegate: This strategy is when you find and involve others who can help you intervene. This can be involving those around you, or connecting with someone who can help. Examples include talking to someone in a position to assist you like the police or an RM,  or recruiting people around you to help. Phrases you can use include “Hey, someone back there needs your help” or “You keep an eye on them while I get help.”

Delay: This strategy is when you are unable to help or intervene in the moment, but instead offer help and support to the individual(s) involved after the situation has occurred. This means checking in with the person, talking to them about what happened, or connecting them with information and resources that can help. Phrases you can use include “Hey, I heard what happened and wanted to see how you were doing” or “Do you want me to walk you to the Counseling Center?”

Why do we need active bystanders?
Here on campus, incidents do and will happen. However, there are so many members of our community that have the ability to do something and change the outcome. If everyone does one thing to change a situation, other people are more likely to follow and the combination of efforts has a much greater impact. Active bystanders are also important in helping change the culture around us. When people begin to say that an action or behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated, it helps create a new social norm that can help guide and shape what behaviors and actions people choose to engage or not engage in.  

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