Step Up!

Have you ever witnessed a situation that did not seem right, but you did not intervene and later wished you had? What if that someone stepped up and helped? What if that someone made a difference in the outcome? What if that someone was you?

Step Up is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that uses workshops and communications to teach community members how to be that someone who steps up and helps others. Launched in the fall of 2018 at UMW by the Center for Prevention and Education in conjunction with the Office of Title IX and in partnership with UMW Athletics, Step Up! is made possible through UMW’s OVW Grant .

Step Up! teaches our Eagle community how to:

Notice an Event

Interpret it as a Problem 

Assume Personal Responsibility 

Know How to Help

The 3 D’s ~ Direct, Distract and Delegate

Implement the Help- Step Up!


Step Up! Program was developed by the University of Arizona C.A.T.S. Life Skills Program

in Partnership with the NCAA.