Bystander Intervention Training
NOTICE - ALL BYSTANDER TRAININGS ARE CANCELED
We will resume the trainings as it is deemed safe to do so. We will be extending the Bystander holds to a later date to allow you to register and complete the training when all has returned to normal.
Even with the holds extended we highly encourage you to complete the training as early as possible to avoid over-crowding in the fall. -- All 'online' trainings must still be completed.
If for some reason you find you are still unable to complete your registration or have issues with the online programs, please call 406-243-4429 so that we can assist.
If you have not taken this training, a registration hold has been placed on your account. If you have questions about this hold please call 406-243-4429. You're not required to register for any of the Bystander Intervention trainings below. If you can't attend a training at your registered campus, you're more than welcome to attend ANY of the trainings below. Please make sure to bring your Griz card or student ID number (790#) and a pen or pencil to write with.
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are a national problem on college campuses. At UM, we work together to make our campus a safe place. That's why we offer Bystander Intervention Training. In this training, students learn important strategies and techniques that can help stop this kind of violence before it happens.
This training session contains triggers related to sexual assault and relationship violence. Please contact SARC if you are a survivor and need support. We can assist with removing the administrative hold so you will not have to take the training. If you need support please call 243-4429
Prevention Education FAQ
Do I need to sign up for Bystander training?
No need to sign up! Just visit our website to find upcoming training times and choose a time that fits in your schedule. Please be prepared to provide your Student ID Number (e.g., 790…) and name at the training, so that we can have a record of your attendance.
Where can I find the schedule?
See training schedule below.
What if the upcoming training times that are posted on the website do not fit with my schedule?
SARC posts new Bystander training times to the website every 1-2 weeks. If the current postings do not fit with your schedule, it is very likely that additional training times will be posted within a week or so. It is also possible that our office may be able to schedule a Bystander training around your schedule (depending on staff availability and notice provided) as a last resort. Feel free to call our office line (406)-243-4429 to speak with staff about the training schedules.
How long does the Bystander training take?
I’ve been in the military and have had a sexual assault/intimate partner violence training every year – do I still need to take the Bystander training?
Yes, you will still need to complete the University of Montana’s Bystander training, as it is a mandate from the University of Montana that ALL students complete this training. While you may have received similar education from other organizations/institutions about sexual assault, each university’s training is specific to state laws & important legal definitions, along with specific community and campus resources for reporting and support. It is important that all students have information about campus specific resources for reporting and support, such as the EOAA/Title IX Office and the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC).
Do UM Housing trainings, such as “Step up” count in place of the Bystander Intervention?
No. While these trainings may include similar content on sexual assault, they do not meet the guidelines set by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. Each university’s training is specific to state laws & important legal definitions, along with specific community and campus resources for reporting and support. It is important that all students have information about campus specific resources for reporting and support, such as the EOAA/Title IX Office and the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC).
If I’m transferring from another college campus and have already taken the Bystander training at a previous university, do I still need to complete UM’s Bystander Training & other online prevention education trainings?
If you have previously completed online prevention trainings at another Montana university, such as AlcoholEdu and/or Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners (SAP), your participation can be transferred over to the University of Montana system.
However, even if you have completed a training similar to Bystander training at another university, you will have to take the University of Montana’s version. While you may have received similar education from other organizations/institutions about sexual assault, each university’s training is specific to state laws & important legal definitions, along with specific community and campus resources for reporting and support. It is important that all students have information about campus specific resources for reporting and support, such as the EOAA/Title IX Office and the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC).
Do I need to take the Bystander training and other online prevention education trainings if I am an online only student?
Online students are not required to take the in-person Bystander training. The mandate to complete the in-person training is currently only for students who attend classes on campus. If you are an online student with a hold on your account for Bystander intervention, please call our office line (406)-243-4429 to have your hold extended.
You will still need to complete other online prevention education trainings, such as AlcoholEdu and/or Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners (SAP).
What if I’m a non-traditional or graduate student, do I still need to take the Bystander training and the online prevention education trainings that the incoming freshmen take?
Yes. All students, regardless of enrollment status, who attended classes on campus are required to complete both the in-person Bystander training and the online prevention trainings, such as AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners. For non-traditional and graduate students, these trainings offer reminders of things that you may have learned previously and share campus & community-specific resources that are important to be aware of as teaching assistants and UM students. If you previously completed these trainings as an undergraduate student at the University of Montana and you have a hold on your account, please call our office line (406)-243-4429.
What if I’m a survivor of sexual assault and/or relationship violence? Do I still need to complete the Bystander training and other online prevention education trainings?
If you are a survivor of sexual assault and/or relationship violence please call the SARC main office (406)-243-4429 to discuss your options for trainings and/or to receive support. For after-hours support and options, please call the SARC 24-hr support line (406)-243-6559. If you are in need of more immediate support, please call UM campus police/Missoula City Police Department (911).
Is there an online version of the Bystander Intervention?
No, this training is only offered in person.
Is the online prevention education training “Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners (EVERFI)” the same as the in-person Bystander training?
No. While both trainings are mandatory, the online “Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners” training and Bystander training include different content.
How will I be affected if I don’t complete the Bystander Intervention?
If you do not complete this training within the designated time period, a registration hold will be placed on your student account and you will not have access to register for the upcoming semester’s courses until you complete the training.
University of Montana - Mountain Campus Training Times and Location:
ALL TRAININGS ARE CANCELED AT THIS TIME
WE WILL RESUME TRAININGS AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO
ALL HOLDS WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL A LATER DATE
(Trainings are offered year round and will be updated approximately every 2 weeks)
* * FOR ALL EVENING TRAININGS, Please enter through the Counseling center entrance located on the west side of Curry Health Center. We will make sure to post signs for easy accessibility. UNLESS SPECIFIED ABOVE, trainings are held in the Curry Health Center. We ask that you please double check with SARC for location of trainings. SARC is located in the east entrance of the health center up the stairs to the left in Room 108.
Missoula College - River Campus Training Times and Location:
None at this time.
Trainings at the Missoula College - River Campus are specified above.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE IN CASE ANY TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELED OR A CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE TO THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION.
Missoula College - West Campus Training Times and Location:
If you have any questions about bystander intervention training, please send an email to email@example.com or call the SARC Office at (406) 243-4429.
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