Step Up!

Step Up! is a pro-social behavior and bystander intervention training that educates students to be proactive in helping others. The training addresses the bystander effect and teaches participants how to intervene successfully using 5 Decision Making Steps, the S.E.E.K. Model (Safe; Early; Effective; Kind), and other intervention strategies. Step Up! received a NASPA Gold award and was identified as a ‘Best Practice’ by the NCAA Sports Science Institute of National and International Scholars.

The objective of Step Up! is to:

  • Raise awareness of pro-social behaviors
  • Motivate individuals to help others and create better communities
  • Assist individuals in developing skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of others


Workshops can be tailored to cover a range of issues including:

  • Sexual violence
  • Relationship violence
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Discrimination/bias
  • Hazing
  • Mental health
  • Men and Masculinity

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member interested in receiving Step Up! training, submit a workshop request:

Be an active bystander

Learning to recognize when someone is in danger and how you can safely intervene in potentially dangerous situations is an essential skill that will help you and your friends stay safe. Safely intervening sometimes means using distractions to stop someone from causing another person emotional or physical harm. Other times, it means reaching out to FIU staff, faculty, or the police for help.