Bringing in the Bystander

SAPEC is now offering a prevention workshop for establishing a community of responsibility. 
KU students have an important role to play in the prevention and intervention of sexual violence.

Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB) is a bystander education and training program developed for college students. The program is available in standard (90 minutes) and extended (four hours) format interactive sessions. The program provides participants with the skills to help them act when they see behavior that puts others at risk for violence, victimization, or perpetration. These include speaking out against rape myths and sexist language, supporting victim/survivors, and intervening in potentially violent situations.

Open Sessions

Trainings are available to all undergraduate and graduate students at no charge. Please sign up for one of our open session at the links below. Please note, open session trainings are open to enrolled students at the University of Kansas only. Participants are required to arrive on time and stay for the entire training. If you arrive after the group agreements have been established, you may be asked to leave and sign up for a different training. If you have questions or need to cancel your registration, email sapec@ku.edu

Date Time Location Availability
Monday, February 27, 2017  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Regionalist Room, Kansas Union Session Closed
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union Session Closed​
Friday, March 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pine Room, Kansas Union Cancelled
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union Space Available - Register Now!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Parlor Room, Kansas Union Space Available - Register Now!







Group Sessions

Group sessions are intended for an athletic team, campus department, fraternity/sorority, student organization or club, class, and other groups affiliated with the University. SAPEC is able to work with your organization to tailor this workshop's content/delivery to your specific needs. Please allow us at least two (2) weeks to respond to all workshop requests, especially if you would like a customized workshop for your group. If you would like the workshop to occur in less than two (2) weeks, or that two (2) weeks includes a break, please indicate below and we will do our best to accommodate your community. Workshops are free of charge so if you would like to schedule a workshop or have any questions, please visit or contact our office or:

Request Group Session

One of the SAPEC staff members will contact you to confirm your session request and schedule a meeting with representative(s) from your organization. Please note that we require an hour and a half to two hours for workshops and hold all workshops on campus in A/V capable rooms. If you have any questions about workshops, or wish to discuss your workshop or the BITB program with SAPEC staff, please feel free to e-mail sapec@ku.edu.

Join the BITB Program!

If you are interested in joining our BITB facilitation team, please visit our volunteer page for more information!

Bringing in the Bystander® is an intervention program developed by the University of New Hampshire Prevention Innovations Research Center.

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