StepUp!


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  2. I care...
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Take personal responsibility - don’t assume someone else will do something!

Be aware of your surroundings so you can Step Up!

We each influence the community we live in - choose to care!

YOU have the power to change an outcome for someone in a risky situation

Do Something!


Mizzou Tigers know they have the power to influence the outcome of a situation. With StepUP, MU is creating a culture of caring on campus through active bystanding. Are you ready to #StepUP?

Most problematic behaviors on college campuses involve bystanders. Step UP! training provides a framework explaining the bystander effect, reviews relevant research and teaches skills for intervening successfully using the 5 Decision Making Steps, and the S.E.E. Model (Safe; Early; Effective).


A survey at three Universities (The University of Arizona, University of California, Riverside and University of Virginia), revealed that students are encountering multiple situations where bystander intervention would be appropriate including, among other things, alcohol abuse, hazing, eating disorders, sexual assault and discrimination. Almost 90% stated a problem could have been avoided with intervention and up to 85% of the student-athletes indicated they would like to learn skills to intervene. The bottom line is that many, if not most, unfortunate results are PREVENTABLE.

It is our sincere hope that this training will help you learn strategies and techniques to intervene directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations. In the training we discuss real-life situations/scenarios. Our goal is to generate open, honest and non-judgmental discussions about the material presented. This training is not meant to cover all possible scenarios or variables, nor is it meant to train you as a counselor. This is your program. You will determine its ultimate success as a collective community


You can all make a significant difference. Thank you for your interest in Step UP!


To arrange a Step Up training, please contact the Wellness Resource Center at (573) 882-4634.

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Wellness Resource Center. G202 MU Student Center, Columbia, MO 65211. (573) 882-4634. wellness@missouri.edu
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