One Choice Bystander Intervention Training
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at KSU has partnered with the KSU Women’s Resource and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center, Residence Life, Department of Public Safety, and Intercollegiate Athletics to develop One Choice, a bystander education training for the KSU campus community.
Bystander education is an approach that shifts the traditional focus away from the victim and the perpetrator to the surrounding community, which includes students, staff and faculty. In the training, participants are able to:
- Identify healthy/unhealthy relationships
- Recognize the role, obstacles and options of an ACTive bystander
- Assist in creating a culture of change
One Choice invites participants to reassess their role in sexual misconduct prevention, encourages participants to believe that their contribution matters, and engages participants in education that will expand their knowledge base and skill set to take action.
There are obstacles that can hinder bystanders from participating, such as fear, not knowing the full details of the situation at hand, or believing that others will intervene. However, being well informed of intervention options can assist in overcoming these obstacles. In all situations, please remember that your safety is important. If a situation presents immediate danger, please seek outside assistance or call 9-1-1.
Students can register for upcoming One Choice trainings via Owl Life.