Bystander Intervention

Franklin Pierce University empowers all of its community to intervene in situations that do not meet the standards that we have set for ourselves. Intervening can mean physically stepping in, educating an individual on why what they have done/said is not acceptable or calling for support.

What is Bystander Intervention?

Bystander intervention is a strategy for the prevention or addressing of various types of violence, including but not limited to bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, hate speech, destruction of property and physical violence.

Programs at Franklin Pierce University that include Bystander Intervention

Safe Spaces Training – Open to all community members that are interested in becoming trained. Training availability is communicated to the community via RavenFlash and campus-wide flyers. To request for information please see the Student Conduct and Community Standards page. To request a training please email Derek Scalia at

Raven Nation Gets Consent – An educational initiative to help the community better understand the definition of consent and how to support victims of Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault. There is also a workshop available that can be facilitated for groups of 15-20 participants that takes 50 minutes. To request a workshop please email Kat Dougherty the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at

Student Affairs Training

C.A.R.E Bystander Intervention Training: C.A.R.E stands for consider options, alert staff, react appropriately and evaluation. This interactive training gives students the opportunity to talk about situations that take place within their community and how they would respond. The training presents the students with different types and styles of intervention while focusing on personal safety.

Escalation Workshop: Is a workshop created by The One Love Foundation which focuses on educating, empowering and activating young people to be active bystanders. The workshop includes a film that focuses on the escalation that a relationship can take from its inception to multiple experiences of domestic violence. To request a workshop please email Nicole Newell at

Events that have taken place at FPU:

  • Clothesline Project
  • Hunting Ground Documentary Screening (available in the Library)
  • Yards for Yeardley
  • Fresh Check Day
  • Denim Day
  • Audrie and Daisy Documentary Screening
  • Vagina Monologues
  • Full Frontal

During Student Orientation

Zero Shades of Grey: An Interactive and engaging program that equips first year students with skills and information to prevent sexual assaults. This presentation articulates that sexual assault is not a women’s issue or a men’s issue, but a human issue.

Breaking the Silence: First Year student learning about counseling resources on campus as the students prepare to make values-based choices and become better equipped for decision making. This presentation also helps students understanding the rights and responsibilities of all people living in a community within the context of Title IX. This program will help student get information to prevent domestic and sexual violence.

Maximize your Buzz: Helps educate students on changing behaviors and shifting perceptions. Students will meet their classmates, lean to make values based decisions about alcohol, and become better decision makers.

Immediate Assistance


Campus Safety - (603) 899-4210
Residential Life - (603) 899-4176
Health Center - (603) 899-4130 (Confidential Resource)
Women’s Crisis Center - (603) 899-4130 (Confidential Resource)

For after hours assistance (anytime outside of 8:00am-4:30pm) please contact Campus Safety at (603) 899-4210 to speak with a member of Residential Life, Health Services, or Women’s Crisis Center.


Rindge Police Department - (603) 899-5009 (Emergency 911)
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention - (888) 511-6287 (Confidential Resource)
Monadnock Community Hospital - (603) 924-7191 (Emergency 911)
Planned Parenthood Keene, NH - (603) 352-6898 (Confidential Resource)
NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence - 1-800-277-5570 (Confidential Resource)

CONTACT Student Conduct

Kat Dougherty, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
(603) 899-4178
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.