Be A TWU Pioneer
What is a TWU Pioneer?
Being a TWU Pioneer means standing up, speaking up, and acting when we see others in need. The Be a Pioneer Bystander Intervention program gives Pioneers skills to become an active and engaged bystander.
When to be a TWU Pioneer
ALWAYS! As a TWU Pioneer we want you to always be willing to help others in need. Here are some examples of situations to be on the look out for:
- Academic Dishonesty
- Alcohol and substance use, misuse, and abuse
- Bullying and other hateful speech
- Depression or suicidal thoughts
- Mental health issues
- Sexual harrassment, abuse, violence, and stalking
- Violence including relationship violence
How to be a TWU Pioneer
Remember the 4 D's!
- Distract: Interrupt the harmful behavior, not necessarily confront it.
- Ask for the time, spill your drink, or start a dance party.
- Delegate: Ask for help to intervene.
- Find friends, supervisors, or anyone you think can help.
- Direct: Making sure you are safe first, you can respond directly to a confrontation.
- Call out the behavior you are concerned about.
- Delayed Response: Follow up and ask if everything is ok after the fact.
We're here to help!
Here are some campus resources to help you be a TWU Pioneer.
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- TWU DPS
- TWU Student Health Services
- TWU Student Life Code of Conduct
- TWU Title IX
SHS Health Promotion Programs
For more information on the Be a TWU Pioneer Bystander Program, contact the Health Promotion team. To request a program, complete our program request form. This training is in addition to the required Everfi online modules.
Page last updated 3:22 PM, September 12, 2019