Speak UP Bucknell is a peer education group, supervised and coordinated by the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator. 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 Rachel Stewart, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, 065B Elaine Langone Center, 570.577.3574, ras072@bucknell.edu.

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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