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NYU Takes Action: A Bystander Intervention Training Series is a pilot initiative that aims to equip our community with a variety of approaches for responding to harassment and violence. This series is a collaboration between the Office of Global Inclusion, Campus Safety, and the Division of Student Affairs.


Session Descriptions

The Bystander Intervention Program by Campus Safety is a 30-45 minute quick look at the services DCS offers and the 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention (distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct), with a focus on how the community can participate by intervening in a safe way when they see someone in need of help. The main objective is to obtain a foundational knowledge of bystander intervention. 

Action Zone by Health Promotions within Student Affairs explores the Bystander Effect and provides strategies for determining when to intervene and when not to. Often, sexual assaults, alcohol-fueled incidents and other challenging situations can be prevented or diffused with timely, skilled and appropriate intervention. This dynamic, interactive training prepares participants to be allies in the NYU community. Training is open to NYU students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Bystander Intervention for Identity-Based Harassment by OGI will unpack the types of disrespect that various historically marginalized groups are currently facing. You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening.