The Redbird Respect campaign seeks to create a caring community at Illinois State University built on respect for self, respect for others, and respect of others boundaries. Additional information about our interpersonal violence prevention efforts.
A bystander is an individual who is present when an event takes place but is not directly involved, this could be you. The majority of violent crimes are committed by an acquaintance or someone the victim knows well. Given these circumstances, it’s important to recognize the role bystanders can have in helping and how your actions can have a huge impact and in some situations, you may have the opportunity to interrupt a harmful situation from happening.
Health Promotion and Wellness delivers Bystander Empowerment trainings to the campus community. These sessions are interactive and teach skills to help in a variety of situations so participants gain the confidence needed to Make A Difference. The training also emphasizes strategies and techniques to safely intervene either directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations. This workshop is offered for student groups as well as faculty/staff groups. Request a workshop.
Health Promotion and Wellness partnered with a variety of students, staff, faculty and administrators to create the Redbird Respect video series. This project was funded by an Avon Foundation grant Awarded to Health Promotion and Wellness. Thank you to all who volunteered their time to make these videos possible. And a special thank you to our student Videographer, Stephanie Burns.