StepUp!


  1. I see...
  2. I care...
  3. I will...

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!

I See...


Most of us have witnessed at least one situation where someone’s health and/or safety were in danger because of drinking too much, hazing, violence, harassment, discrimination, or verbal/physical confrontation.

Fact: many of these situations occur when other people are around, so Step Up!
  1. Peer-to-peer intervention is the most important and effective
  2. YOU are on the front lines, so you are in the perfect position to help
  3. Your actions have the power to change the situation

The Bystander Effect

People are less likely to help when they are in a group than when they are alone. MU is a large school, so many of us are in groups of people on campus, downtown, in classes, at meetings, and at sporting events.

Myth: “Someone else is definitely seeing this. Someone will do something to help, so I’m going to stay out of it.”
Fact: 80% of people help when they are the only bystander while only 20% help when other bystanders are present. This means that everyone is thinking that someone else will help, therefore no one is actually implementing the intervention.



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