Welcome to the Bystander Initiative


I Won't Stand By

Safety and peace-of-mind are vital for a great campus environment. Join the UW Bystander Initiative. Together, we are making campus more comfortable and secure for all students.

What would you do? Don’t know? Learn More.

Get the Tools

You will learn:

  • Why it’s important to speak out against social norms that support sexual violence
  • Skills needed to identify and safely intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence
  • How to support survivors of sexual violence
Practical strategies to stop a sexual assault before it happens.

Take the Bystander Workshop

Come with your friends. Earn a Certificate. Some students may be eligible for bonus marks in courses (details in syllabi of participating courses).

Learn more about Bystander Workshops