Speak UP Bucknell is a peer education group, coordinated by the Women's Resource Center and the Counseling & Student Development Center. This group of student volunteers works to prevent sexual violence by emphasizing the positive bystander model, which assumes everyone has a role to play in ending sexual violence on campus. Speak UP Bucknell offers programs and presentations on topics such as sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.


Please contact Padma Ravichandran, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, pr021@bucknell.edu, 570.577.3574.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-WA-AX-0008 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. || Learn more about Bucknell's DOJ Grant.
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Speak UP Bucknell asked students why they speak up against sexual violence and this is what they had to say.

Speak UP Bucknell asked students why they speak up against sexual violence and this is what they had to say.

Helping a Victim-Survivor

When victim-survivors disclose their sexually violent experience, it is important to serve as a positive bystander and source of support as they work through their reactions to the trauma. It is important to remember that a victim-survivor disclosed their assault because they trust you.

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If you see something, say something.

Positive bystanders are individuals who witness emergencies or situations that could lead to criminal events and choose to intervene and prevent the situation from escalating.

The bystander approach to sexual violence prevention puts the responsibility of stopping sexual violence on the community, rather than on the victim-survivor.

Learn How to Be a Positive Bystander

Meet the 2014-15 Peers

Fraternity Ally Training

Facilitated by fraternity Speak UP Bucknell peer educators, Fraternity Ally Training is available to fraternity men who are interested in learning more about sexual violence prevention.

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