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Dukes Step Up!


Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help... but didn't?

You're not alone.

This situation is more common than you think and is known as the bystander effect.

Dukes Step Up! is a bystander intervention program that educates students about a safe, early, and effective way to be proactive in helping others.

The goals of Dukes Step Up! are to:

Raise awareness of helping behaviors

Increase motivation to help

Learn strategies for effective helping

Develop confidence when responding to problems or concerns

Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

For more information about Dukes Step Up!, training other Dukes how to step up, or joining the Dukes Step Up! Coalition, contact

Just one Duke can make a difference!