Bystander Intervention Education
At the University of South Carolina Beaufort we support Bystander Intervention education as an important tool for preventing violence, with a special emphasis on stopping sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. We encourage all USCB staff, faculty, students, and community members to pledge to:
- recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
- intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Please see below for a brief video highlighting the importance of Bystander Intervention education.
USCB has partnered with Student Success to offer the Every Choice program. Every Choice is a new online, video-based program, aimed at reducing campus sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking by equipping students with realistic, actionable bystander intervention tools.
As of the Fall 2015, every new incoming USCB student will be required to complete the program prior to attending classes at USCB. ALL current students will also have access to the program free of charge.