Step UP

Step Up Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help...but didn't? This situation is more common than you might think, and is known as the bystander effect.  Step Up training provides a framework explaining the bystander effect, and teaches skills for intervening successfully using the 5 Decision Making Steps, and the S.E.E. Model (Safe; Early; Effective).  This training will help you learn strategies and techniques to intervene directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Training Goals

  • Recognize reasons why people may not intervene.
  • Develop specific intervention skills.
  • Increase motivation and confidence to help.
  • Empower participants to act on their values.
  • Create a safer, healthier, more caring environment.

Step Up was created by the University of Arizona C.A.T.S. Life Skills Program and developed for Loyola University New Orleans by the Office of Student Affairs.

Training Sessions

The Step Up training is a 1.5-hour interactive program.  To request a session for your organization, class, or department, email Lex Kelch-Brickner at  

All first year students are expected to attend Step Up! training. Find out when and where your floor or commuter group will be training on OrgSync here

Additional training sessions are available and open to the campus community on the following dates:

September 29, 3:00 - 5:00PM, Audobon Room, Danna Student Center
October 17, 6:00 - 8:00PM, Learn Lab, Danna Student Center
November 16, 4:00 - 6:00PM, Octavia Room, Danna Student Center
January 24, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Audobon Room, Danna Student Center
February 16, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Audobon Room, Danna Student Center
March 13, 2:00 - 4:00PM, Claiborne Room, Danna Student Center
April 25, 6:00 - 8:00PM, Audobon Room, Danna Student Center


There are a number of strategies you can use for effective helping.  The following Step Up resources are available in addition to the training session.



Strategies for Effective Helping

5 Point Formula and Sample Script

Values Based Decision Worksheet

The 5 Core Questions


Download the Step Up complete student guide HERE