Student bystanders can be the difference makers in preventing harm and lives lost on our campuses.
But too often, even the most well intentioned individuals are ill prepared to intervene and offer help in the moments that matter most.
UPSTANDER WEEK IS ABOUT PREPARING FOR THESE MOMENTS.
Inspired by Carson’s standard, the Upstander Pledge is a commitment to be an active bystander: someone that will trust their instincts, overcome fear, and take action to help others.
I pledge to be an Upstander
among my friends, family,
and community by living out
the following commitments:
I will trust my instincts and have the courage to help others.
I will overcome the fear that keeps me from taking action to intervene.
I will speak up for others and hold my peers accountable.
I will stand up and embrace responsibility for the wellbeing of those around me.
I will live with urgency and be a role model in upholding this commitment.
Help us amplify our Upstander movement by supporting our Month of Giving throughout the month of December. Your gift will directly fund research and the development of our lifesaving education programs and awareness campaigns.