Requested MaterialsThe following Step UP! resources are available for facilitators:

General Bystander Intervention Information

Step UP! Program Worksheets and Handouts

The following worksheets and handouts are available in PDF format. The initial training presentations are available in PPT format.



Step UP! General Program Information

Strategies for Effective Helping

Additional Scenarios by Topic

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Resources by Topic

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Other Helpful Step UP! Program Resources


Access six Step UP! program activities, including icebreaker/team building activities, audience response system questions/snowball surveys, scenario discussion, value-based decisions, start – stop – continue, and the Step UP! challenge:


Step UP! Program Bystander Pilot Survey and Evaluation

Pilot Test Results

In 2006, 297 student-athletes from three Division I campuses completed a pilot study to investigate intercollegiate student-athletes’ experiences and attitudes around intervention practices in various situations. The student-athlete responses influenced the development of the Step UP! program and data from the survey are used throughout the Step UP! PowerPoint slides.

Bystander Pilot Survey

If you are interested in conducting the Step UP! Program Bystander Survey of student experiences with, and attitudes towards, bystander intervention, you can download the PDF. If you would like your campus to take part in a national web-based study using the Step UP! Program Bystander Survey instrument, contact Susie Bruce ( for more information. All campus data will be kept confidential. You will receive an Excel file of your students’ survey results which you can use to tailor the Step UP! program with campus-specific data. Please check with your IRB to see if you will need approval. If you require a copy of The University of Arizona’s IRB approval, email Becky Bell (


The Step UP! Training Post-Test is designed to measure students’ retention of the material and is intended for use immediately after students complete Step UP! training:

The Step UP! Training Evaluation is designed to evaluate the overall efficacy of the training in terms of behavior change and is best used 60 – 90 days after training is complete:

The Step UP! Team is using the Step UP! Training Evaluation instrument to collect confidential data on the impact of the Step UP! program nationally, regardless of whether participants are student-athletes. If you would like to participate in this national web-based assessment, contact Susie Bruce ( for more information. You will receive confidential data on your students’ responses.


Related Articles and News

Other Valuable Resources


The following references are useful for the Step UP! program and bystander intervention:

  • Alan Berkowitz –
  • Allan, E.J., & Madden, M.M. (2008) – Hazing In View – College Students at Risk
  • Aronson, E., Wilson, T., & Akert, R. Social Psychology (4th ed.).
  • Asch Conformity Study. Opinions and Social Pressure
  • Bandura, A. (2002). Selective moral disengagement in the exercise of moral agency. Journal of Moral Education, 31, 2.
  • Banyard, V.L., Moynihan, M.M., & Plante, E.G. (2007). Sexual violence prevention through bystander education: An experimental evaluation. Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 463-481.
  • Dovidio, J. F., Piliavin, J. A., Schroeder, D. A., & Penner, L. A. (2006). The Social Psychology of Prosocial Behavior. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • FBI Uniform Crime Report.
  • Firth, G. & Manzo, L. (2004). For the Athlete: Alcohol and Athletic Performance. University of Notre Dame.
  • Herioic Imagination Project:
  • Janssen J. (2004). The Team Captain’s Leadership Manual.
  • Kadison, R., & Foy Di Geronimo, T., (2005). College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What To Do about It.
  • Latané, B., & Darley, J. M. (1970). The unresponsive bystander: Why doesn’t he help? New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • Lisak, David (2007). Webinar: The State of Campus Bystander Intervention Efforts.
    Mentors in Violence Prevention –
  • Milgram, S. (1974). Obedience to Authority: An experimental view. New York: Harper and Row.
  • NCAA Guide. (2007). Building New Traditions – Hazing Prevention in College Athletics.
  • NCAA Coaches Handbook. (2007). Managing the Female Triad.
  • NCAA Guide. (2007). Managing Student-Athletes’ Mental Health Issues.
  • NCAA Guide. (2006). Study of Substance Use of College Student Athletes.
  • Response Ability

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