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Bearcats Safely Intervene

RedZone Project

 

National news headlines have been filled with college campus news surrounding sexual assault, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse, interpersonal violence, and diversity and equity issues.

More than ever, college campuses have been charged with the responsibility of decreasing the prevalence of these issues and this year, "Bearcats Safely Intervene" is our message at Binghamton University.

The Say Something Committee (formerly known as the Red Zone Project), a Division of Student Affairs committee, successfully launched its second bystander intervention campaign during the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year.

This timeframe is typically the first few weeks of the academic year and primarily the first weekend of the semester but continues throughout the entire academic year.

This realization is why targeted programming is implemented across college campuses to educate students about the risks associated with alcohol/drug, drugs, sexual health, hazing, and bystander behavior. Our campus is no different.

Our program and campaign messages are targeted at freshmen students, international students, and traditional transfer students (under 24 yrs. old) who are newly exposed to campus culture.

Some of you may have seen our messages scattered across campus on brightly colored, easy to read posters.

In addition, t-shirts, buttons, and decals have been distributed campus-wide with the following messages on them:

 

Sub-messages for this year's campaign are:
  1. Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene... when someone doesn't get consent.
    1. Check-in if someone looks uncomfortable in a situation.
    2. Speak up when someone is coercing someone else into having sex.
    3. Intervene when someone is incapacitated and cannot give consent.
  2. Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene....when someone has had too much.
    1. Find help if someone has used too much alcohol/drugs.
    2. Intervene when someone is being pressured to keep consuming alcohol or using drugs.
    3. Intervene when someone is very impaired/passed out from alcohol or drug use.
  3. Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene...when someone needs support.
    1. Check-in on peers who you haven't seen in awhile.
    2. Don't overlook changes in behavior.
    3. Refer peers who you are worried about to appropriate on campus resources.
  4. Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene...when someone wants to drive under the influence.
    1. Plan ahead to get home safely (taxi, bus, sober friend, etc.).
    2. Take the keys if they insist on driving.
    3. Arrange for transportation to get them home safely.
  5. Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene....when someone uses hate speech.
    1. Speak out when you hear someone using oppressive language.
    2. Don't contribute to hurtful messaging online.
    3. Advocate for an inclusive community.
  6. Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene...when someone hurts someone else.
    1. Know your rights as a victim.
    2. Address instances of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
    3. Don't contribute to online bullying.
 
  
 

Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene when someone doesnt give consent
Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene when someone has had too much
Say something...Bearcats safely intervene when someone needs support

Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene when someone wants to drive under the influence
Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene when someone uses hate speech
Say Something...Bearcats Safely Intervene when someone hurts someone else

Last Updated: 7/7/17