Bystander Intervention

Title IX Training Approval Seal for Academic Year 2017-2018

These workshops are sanctioned, qualifying In-Person Events--one of the options for satisfying the mandatory End Sexual Violence Training requirement once per Academic Year. Bring your Coyote ID. No reservations necessary.

Check our Events page for the current workshops or qualifying In-Person Events.

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 24, 2019; A Registration hold will be applied the next day.

A bystander is an individual who witnesses an emergency, criminal event or a situation that could lead to a criminal event, and by their presence may have the opportunity to provide assistance, do nothing, or contribute to the negative behavior. In this program, we discuss how to be a pro-social or active bystander. An active bystander is an individual whose behavior intervenes in ways to impact the outcome positively.

An active bystander is someone who intervenes when they see or hear behaviors that promote, condone or encourage domestic or sexual violence. Intervening does NOT mean putting yourself in danger or increasing the risk to others. Safety is key in deciding when and how to respond to any type of violence.

Intervening may mean disrupting social norms in our culture that perpetuate Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, gender-based Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking; e.g. objectifying women, demeaning men or victim-shaming.

Active bystanders have the ability to disrupt or challenge these norms, and help create a safer environment for everyone. If you see or hear something that does not feel right, speak up. If you do not feel safe, call the police or find others to help you seek assistance. Above all, trust your gut—a gut feeling can be your best guide if a situation just doesn’t seem right.

  • Approach everyone as a friend: Think how you would feel in that situation and how you would like someone to help you.
  • Do not be antagonistic: This may already be a highly charged situation. Don’t add "fuel to the fire" by being aggressive. De-escalate the situation instead.
  • Avoid using violence: The goal is to not hurt yourself or others.
  • Recruit help if necessary: You are more at risk alone and up close to the situation. If possible, put some distance between yourself and the situation, and ask for help.
  • Be honest and direct whenever possible, although there are creative ways to get a friend out of a risky situation.
  • Call 911: If you don’t feel safe, or the situation is out of control, call the police.
  • When there is risk of sexual misconduct
  • When someone asks for help
  • Seeing someone being sexually aggressive with a friend
  • Observing someone “feeding” alcoholic drinks to another
  • Seeing someone lead an intoxicated person to a secluded place
  • When someone is being bullied

Due to the importance of this issue, the lack of victim reporting, and pursuant to mandates from federal and state law, and the California State University Chancellor's Office Executive Orders, sexual violence prevention and awareness training is required of all students at California State University, San Bernardino. All students must complete one training per Academic Year. Choices include:

  1. Online training program, "Not Anymore" -- for login instructions and more information, visit the Not Anymore page. CSUSB has partnered with vendor Student Success™ for a secure, online option, OR,
  2. In-Person Event -- for the current offerings and more information, visit our Events page; look for the "Let's Get it Done" approval stamp of the events that qualify, or are "sanctioned,' including the Bystander workshops listed above.

The safety and well-being of our Campus communities is a priority for the University. CSUSB is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, gender-based Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking. In this way, we hope you will thrive in all your pursuits while a member of our Coyote pack.

YES. There are no exemptions for graduating seniors in the CSU Executive Orders or the state and federal laws. The mandate is for ALL students. The training options, which includes Bystander training, have been given to students via Coyote email.

January 24, 2018 is the deadline. End Sexual Violence Training (one training per Academic Year) must be completed by this date to avoid a Registration Hold.

Yes. Failure to complete the Training will result in a Registration Hold. The hold will not be released until after the student has completed their Training.

Upon completion of your Training, Registration Holds will be released once a day by an automated process.

For a complete list of Title IX trainings, visit our Training page, Events page, or Bringing in the Bystander.