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Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention – Speak Up - Take Action

Stop behavior that may be dangerous

Everyone is a bystander – students, faculty, staff, friends, family etc.

You are a bystander if you observe sexual harassment/sexual violence.

What should a bystander do? Take action. You Tube -

Before you go out, plan to stop the behavior:

Intervene to stop the behavior as it is occurring:

  • Note how much alcohol or drugs they may have consumed.
  • Ask the victim if they are okay?
  • Get the victim out of the situation – offer a safe ride home; tell them someone is looking for them.
  • Don’t leave without making sure they are in a safe place.

Not comfortable intervening?

  • Don’t walk away.
  • Call – Text - Ask someone you trust to help?

For immediate assistance, call 911

Campus Contacts

  • Elko:
    • Patricia Anderson, Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security, 775-753-2115 or 775-934-4923
    • Lynn Mahlberg, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator 775-753-2282
    • Stacie Combs, Housing Coordinator 775-934-5422
  • Battle Mountain:
    • Jill Chambliss, Coordinator, 775-635-2318
  • Ely:
    • Veronica Nelson, Director, 775-289-3589
  • Pahrump:
    • Diane Wrightman, Director, 775-727-2017
    • Winnemucca:
    • Lisa Costa Campbell, Director, 775-623-4824

For More Information Contact

Lynn Mahlberg
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator
Great Basin College, Elko Campus

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