Just one Duke can make a difference!

We are seeking student facilitators for the Dukes Step Up! program that will run during orientation week this fall. Students will be specially trained to co-facilitate a 75-minute, interactive program with FROG groups on campus. The goal of this program is to encourage fellow students to become more aware of their surroundings, and to develop the skills necessary to intervene in situations involving hazing, intimate partner violence, or alcohol before they become emergencies.

 Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, students must:

  • Have comfort speaking in front of a large group (up to 40 participants).
  • Possess an energetic, dynamic personality with the ability to work with diverse personalities in a training setting. 
  • Be in Harrisonburg and FULLY available for training from 12:30-7pm on August 22 and August 23, and from 11am-9:30pm August 24. The program is implemented on August 24.
  • Please note that students who will be living on campus will be able to move into their residence halls early.
  • For students who are living off-campus, we can work with you on accommodations for early move-in.

 Compensation: Students will receive a $100 stipend.  Students will also receive a Dukes Step Up! t-shirt, catered meals for Fall training, other incentives, and will be qualified to facilitate future Dukes Step Up! programs throughout the school year.

 Next Steps: For more information and/or to complete an interest form, email Jordan McCann or Veronica Jones.

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

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