Bystander Intervention

Active Bystander Intervention occurs when a person, other than the perpetrator(s) or victim(s), observes or witnesses Prohibited Conduct which involves acts of sexual violence or sexual misconduct, and takes immediate and safe action to stop and/or prevent the violence.

The College District supports and encourages the lawful actions of any person, while acknowledging and ensuring the safety of oneself and other the parties involved or not involved, to promptly intervene and assist the victim in a potentially harmful situation. If it is not safe to intervene, the bystander should immediately call 911 or NCTC police.

The bystander should also report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible for an immediate review or investigation of the incident. If the bystander is an employee, he or she is required to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.