How to Help Others
When to Help Others
Whenever someone needs help. Here are some examples of situations to be on the lookout 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 Help in Tricky Situations
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.
You don't have to go it alone, we're here to help!
Here are some campus resources that can help:
Page last updated 6:47 AM, April 2, 2020