University 101 Programs

Stand Up Carolina

Presentation Abstract
Stand Up Carolina is an interactive presentation that educates on bystander intervention, strategies to use to intervene/help in situations, and resources. By discussing what bystander intervention is, why it’s important, and what a bystander can do, the presentation will encourage students to think about their own strategies for intervention and provide them with actions and language they could use in situations. By participating in discussions, students can reflect on their own experiences with intervention, explore strategies for intervening, learn about resources available to support them, and use scenarios to practice thinking about their actions and responses.

University 101 Learning Outcomes

II a) Identify and use appropriate campus resources and engage in opportunities that contribute to their learning within and beyond the classroom.

Stand Up Carolina provides information for five resources on campus that students can use to find help for themselves and others in a variety of situations and circumstances. The presenter will specifically talk about the difference in confidential and non-confidential resources and the services SAVIP provides, emphasizing on-call advocacy and academic assistance.

II b) Develop positive relationships with peers, staff, and faculty.

Stand Up Carolina focuses on the importance of bystander intervention and provides strategies that students can use to show concern, support, and help others which will lead to building positive relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.

III b) Explore the tenets of the Carolinian Creed.

Bystander intervention reflects all tenets of the Carolinian Creed, but provides specific strategies for what a person can do and say to “demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and their need for conditions which support their work and development”

Presentation Learning Outcomes
As a result of the presentation, students will be able to:
- Understand the importance of bystander intervention.
- Know your strategies for intervention.
- Identify resources that can help

Presentation Outline
• Presenter introduction
• Goals/Learning outcomes
• Guidelines for Discussion
• Bystander Intervention: what is it?
Video: What does bystander intervention really look like?
• Who can explain what bystander intervention is?
o Why do we need it?
 Discussion
• Why do we need active bystanders?
o Perceptions of Bystander Intervention
 Show them Haven 2015 data of bystander intervention social norms
 Discussion
• Why do you think we choose to talk about perceptions in regards to bystander intervention and show you this data?
o Why people don’t intervene
 As a class, come up with top 5 reasons they think someone might not intervene and write on board
 Reveal list of reasons on slide
 Compare and discuss
• Strategies for Intervention: the four "d's"
o 4 D’s
 Direct: confronting those involved
• 3 examples of actions you can take, 3 examples of what you can say/language you can use
 Distract: disrupt the situation
• 3 examples of actions you can take, 3 examples of what you can say/language you can use
 Delegate: get help
• 3 examples of actions you can take, 3 examples of what you can say/language you can use
 Delay: follow up
• 3 examples of actions you can take, 3 examples of what you can say/language you can use
• Let's practice! Introduce video: Who are you?
• Discussion of video: when bystander intervention was needed
• Scenarios: break class into groups, discuss scenarios: What happened? What options do you have for intervention? What would you do?
o Situations to include
 University of Connecticut Mac & Cheese
 Indiana University Alpha Tau Omega Hazing & Sex Act Incident
 University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon racist bus chant
 Someone posts on Yik Yak that they are really stressed, upset, and depressed. They state that they are on top of a building on campus and are ready to jump.
• Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards
• Resources to Use in Intervention
• Who is SAVIP? Discussion of office hours, contact information
• SAVIP Services: advocacy and prevention
• Confidential and non-confidential resources
• Impact on academic success
o UofSC Police Department
o Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention
o Counseling & Psychiatry
o RAVE Guardian App
 Highlight walk home feature AND anonymous texting feature to chat with USCPD
o reporting form
 Where to find it and that whoever reports has the option of choosing what action (if any) they would like taken
• What happens after you intervene?
o You may not always see what happens as a result of your intervention and that’s okay.
o Support people when they need support and on their own timelines
o Self care
o Nominate students, faculty, and staff that make a difference on our campus year round on the SAVIP website!
• Questions, thoughts, takeaways?
o Provide students with resource card (same one being used in Sexual Health presentation)
o Evaluation
o Offer to stay after for a couple of minutes in case anyone has questions they don’t want to ask in the group

Presentation Length
50 minutes; 75 minutes;

Presenter Training
Peers will undergo two four-hour training sessions. They will also be provided with scripts to practice at home! When peers leaders are unavailable, graduate students and professional staff will deliver the presentations!