October workshops to train students to look out for one another

October 05, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Students can learn how everyday choices contribute to making campus safe for everyone at two upcoming Stand for State workshops.

The University’s bystander intervention initiative, Stand for State offers tools built around the 3 D’s — direct, distract and delegate — in assisting others who may be in harms way. 

Three-hour workshops will be offered from:

-- 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in 131 HUB-Robeson Center

-- 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 233B HUB-Robeson Center

These will be the final workshops offered during the fall semester.

More than 30 students completed similar training in September at University Park as part of Stand for State’s Action Week, in addition to other trainings at campuses that week. 

After completing a workshop, students will:

-- Be trained in the warning signs of sexual and relationship violence

-- Learn how to safely and effectively interrupt and defuse potentially risky situations

-- Consider values in regards to personal responsibility to intervene

-- See how everyday choices can contribute to creating a campus where everyone plays a role in watching out for each other, because everyone deserves to be safe.

Students can sign up for workshops at http://standforstate.psu.edu.

Last Updated April 17, 2017