ECU CARES about YOU!
East Carolina students face many
stressors during their college tenure. Additionally, faculty, staff and
visitors to the campus may also be experiencing stressors in their
lives that ultimately impact their behavior negatively while in the
workplace or while part of our campus community. Frequently, fellow colleagues and
peers - students, faculty and staff - are in a good position to identify
individuals on campus who, as a result of these stressors, are
exhibiting signs of difficulty coping.
As such, ECU CARES was developed to offer assistance to
distressed individuals, connecting them to appropriate campus resources,
and reporting concerning behavior to professionals on campus. This can be a critical first step in helping the individual(s) improve and ensuring a safer campus for everyone.
STEP UP - Bystander Intervention Program
Green Dot Program
Bystander Intervention - a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including, but not limited to, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.
The Bystander Effect is defined as a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. (Ex. the more people(bystanders) that see an incident happening, the higher the chance that they will think someone else will step in and help, but not them).
Bystander Intervention Tips and Info
Schedule a Bystander Intervention Program - ECU Campus Wellness has trained facilitators if you would like a Bystander Intervention program for your group or class. Click here to fill out the customize request form.
East Carolina University has developed a program called "Stand. Speak. Act." to help empower students on campus to become active bystanders and protect their fellow Pirates.