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Dukes Step Up!

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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 dukesstepup@jmu.edu.

Just one Duke can make a difference!