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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I request the Active Bystander Program?
  2. How much does the Active Bystander Program cost?
  3. How long is the Active Bystander Program?
  4. Can you get LBC credit for participating?
  5. What issues does the Active Bystander Program cover?
  6. How can I become an Active Bystander facilitator?
  7. Can students become facilitators?
  8. What are the minimum requirements for being an ongoing Active Bystander facilitator?

How do I request the Active Bystander Program?

Contact Melissa Rosenblum, the program coordinator at 734.487.1118 or mrosenbl@emich.edu.

How much does the Active Bystander Program cost?

There is no associated cost with the program.

How long is the Active Bystander Program?

The program is a full two hours.

Can you get LBC credit for participating?

Yes.

What issues does the Active Bystander Program cover?

Here students will gain a better understanding of the “bystander effect” and what influences a person’s willingness to help or not, and develop skills for analyzing and responding to issues of injustice. Participants will engage in interactive exercises and complete an assessment that raises their awareness of their typical coping style when faced with bystander issues. Participants get to practice skills learned at the end of the program by engaging in role-plays designed for their specific group

How can I become an Active Bystander facilitator?

Currently, only faculty and staff are eligible to become facilitators. Each facilitator is required to attend a 1.5 hour training session and observe a training before they can begin co-facilitating with another seasoned facilitator.

Can students become facilitators?

At this time, we are developing a peer educator program that would allow for students with strong facilitation skills and working knowledge and a passion for addressing social injustices.

What are the minimum requirements for being an ongoing Active Bystander facilitator?

Facilitators are required to co-facilitate at least two programs per fiscal year in addition to participating in the infrequent meetings scheduled to provide feedback on the program.