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.

We Speak We Stand is a Wesleyan-specific bystander intervention program that 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:

  • Comprehensive Training
    • We are excited to work with you and change campus culture around sexual violence and high-risk alcohol use. This training helps our community to learn, grow, and make a difference.
      •  If you are interested in having a Bystander Intervention Training for your student organization, team, house, or group, please email
    • Open campus-wide trainings are held regularly throughout the academic year. Please check this website frequently for information about upcoming trainings.
    • Wesleyan offers bystander intervention training for faculty and staff as well. 
  • Training for Residence Life Staff and Orientation Leaders
  • Supplemental Workshops