Bystander Intervention Tips

Be An Active Bystander

If you know someone is at risk for sexual assault, consider it an emergency and get involved. Don't wait for someone else to act.

Tips For Intervening

  • Approach everyone as a friend.
  • Be honest and direct.
  • Don't be aggressive or use violence.
  • Keep yourself safe.
  • Get help from other bystanders, if necessary.
  • Call the police if a situation becomes too serious.

Other Ways To Combat Sexual Assault

Talk to friends who have expressed violent feelings or behaviors. Assist them in getting help from a counselor or other professional. Speak up against false comments or jokes about sexual assault and educate people about it.

Campus Police

  • Warwick: 825-2109
  • Lincoln: 333-7035
  • Providence: 455-6050
  • Newport: 851-1620



Dial 911 on or off campus or *77 on a cell phone.

Last Updated: 4/5/18