Why should I step up?

Most problematic behaviors on college campuses involve bystanders. Step UP! training provides a framework explaining the bystander effect, reviews relevant research and teaches skills for intervening successfully using the 5 Decision Making Steps, and the S.E.E. Model (Safe. Early. Effective.)

A survey at three universities revealed students are encountering multiple situations where bystander intervention would be appropriate. This includes alcohol abuse, hazing, eating disorders, sexual assault and discrimination.

Almost 90 percent stated a problem could have been avoided with intervention and up to 85 percent of the student-athletes indicated they would like to learn skills to intervene. The bottom line is that many, if not most, unfortunate results are PREVENTABLE.

The Training

Step Up! teaches you strategies and techniques to intervene directly or indirectly in emergency and non-emergency situations.

The training discusses real-life situations/scenarios. Our goal is to generate open, honest and non-judgmental discussions about the material presented. This training is not meant to cover all possible scenarios or variables or to train you as a counselor. This is your program. You will determine its ultimate success as a collective community

You can all make a significant difference. Thank you for your interest in Step UP!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

Need help? Contact a resource:




UTC Counseling and Personal
Development Center



Confidential, free mental health counseling and referrals for UTC students. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



Confidential, 24-hour crisis helpline and referral services for the Tallahassee community.

UTC Police Department



The UTC Police Department provides professional police services while working with faculty, staff, and students to reduce criminal opportunity and community anxiety. The UTCPD is committed to treating all people fairly while supporting an environment where diverse social, cultural, and academic values are allowed to develop.   

Report an Incident?



Anonymous Reporting for Crimes and other Issues (not intended for in-progress events: If you are currently witnessing a crime call 911 from an off-campus phone or pay phone).

Student Health Services 



The mission of UTC SHS is to deliver high quality healthcare that is holistic in nature and easily accessible for all UTC students. We are committed to meeting the health service needs of our diverse student population while treating each individual with dignity. Delivery of care will be a collaboration between the health care provider and patient; one that is built on trust and mutual understanding.