Bystander Intervention Certificate


What is Bystander Intervention?

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person that is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

The Center for Student Wellness’ training is built on national examples of bystander intervention. It is designed to mobilize students, raise awareness, and provide skills to recognize, intervene, prevent and/or stop inappropriate comments, actions and behaviors.


Attend a 2-hour Bystander Intervention training and build skills to safely intervene before harm begins (prevention), during an incident (intervention), or after the incident has passed (response). We discuss a variety of harmful situations (microaggressions, alcohol poisoning/drink pushing, consent, sexual violence, distressed persons, etc.) and brainstorm how to intervene in each. Experiential practice will help participants build the confidence needed to intervene safely and effectively. 

Register for an Upcoming Training

  • STUDENTS: February 21 | 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM | Union 312
  • FACULTY/STAFF: March 14 | 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM | Union 312
  • STUDENTS: April 9 | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM | Marriott Library Gould Auditorium

To register for our Bystander Intervention Certificate call our office at 801-581-7776 or email

Bring the Training to You

We will bring our Bystander Intervention training to your classroom, student organization, athletic team, campus group, etc.! Click here to request a presentation. 


Utah Department of Health Bystander Intervention

CDC Bystander Intervention Resources

Last Updated: 3/14/19