WE Speak, WE Stand aims to create a community that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others.

Click here to see student examples of how bystanders can intervene on this campus. 

If you are interested in learning how you can use bystander intervention priniciples for COVID 19, please review this pre-recorded webinar

You can also view this slideshow for an introduction to the We Speak We Stand program.

We Speak We Stand is a Wesleyan specific bystander intervention program which is evidence informed and follows best practices.  We Speak We Stand was created based on research that indicates that the most effective programming is part of an ongoing ecological framework for change instead of a one-time programming event.  The comprehensive We Speak We Stand program includes: