We Are All Bystanders.
We believe every member of our campus has the potential to intervene and prevent sexual violence before it happens. The Bystander Initiative can teach you how.
Historically, the word "bystander" has been used negatively to describe someone who chose not to intervene in a harmful situation. But we believe bystanders can and will intervene in both small and big ways if they are given the tools to recognize harm and respond safely and effectively.
About the Bystander Initiative
The UWindsor Bystander Initiative (BI) is a comprehensive, campus-wide approach to sexual violence prevention. Our approach, unique in Canada, is designed to produce a series of small but persistent changes in students’ thinking and behaviour.
Over time, our goal is to shift the campus climate, to build a community that looks out for each other and does not tolerate sexual violence.
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What You Can Find Here:
- Registration for upcoming Bringing in the Bystander® workshops
- Descriptions and applications for our academic courses
- Information on how to become one of our student leaders
- Spotlights on our faculty partners
For all general inquiries about the Bystander Initiative, the Bringing in the Bystander® workshop, our academic courses, our student leaders, or our faculty partners, please contact Danielle (She/Her):
519-253-3000 ext. 2061