Bystander intervention has been increasingly applied to prevent discrimination, harassment, alcohol abuse, and bullying among faculty, staff and students on college campuses. Its underlying theory assumes that actions taken to intervene in these situations, subtle or extreme, can be influenced by bystander intentions and confidence to intervene. This program provides an overview of behaviors/skills identified by research an literature that are associated with defining appropriate by-stander interventions, and the use of case studies that help to apply those behaviors/skills in a real world setting.
These courses are designed to assist in building an awareness of different cultures and to address issues associated with working effectively in the unique RIT community. Students, faculty and staff from many cultures and backgrounds choose RIT, so updating and enhancing our diversity and leadership skills is vital to our innovative pace.