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Become a Trainer

You can become a Bystander student-trainer by emailing bystander@bc.edu.  As a student trainer, you will:

  • teach your peers about the importance of speaking out and standing up to prevent sexual violence from occuring
  • become a part of a social movement that seeks to create a change in campus culture
  • participate in special trainings that address bystander behaviors, rape culture, and victim blaming, among other topics
  • collaborate with like-minded individuals
  • build your presentation and group facilitation skills
  • become a part of a campus community that refuses to stand by

Sponsor a Training

Student-trainers present to a variety of groups in a variety of settings, including Residence Halls, classrooms, performance groups, service organizations, and culture clubs, just to name a few.

Although Bystander Presentations can be tailored to discuss the connection between prosocial bystander behaviors and your class or organization, in general, the presentation addresses the following topics:

  • Discuss “The Bystander Effect”
  • Identify factors influencing bystanders
  • Explore the importance of bystanders in the college setting
  • Discuss the importance of bystanders in preventing sexual violence
  • Identify techniques for intervening
  • Explore sexual violence statistics

If you are interested in sponsoring a training for a group, please fill out this form and someone from our office will contact you shortly. Thank you!