Western H.E.R.O.E.S. is a bystander intervention program that encourages members of the Western Michigan University community to step up and create a safe and inclusive campus environment. The program empowers participants to overcome the bystander effect when they find themselves in situations where unhealthy behavior can lead to harm.
During distance education we will be using Twitter to share tips and information about being an active bystander, wherever you might be located. Visit regularly and be a HERO!
Bystander effect: The more people there are around a situation or crisis, the less likely someone is to help.
We counteract the bystander effect when we:
- Notice what is Happening
- Evaluate the situation
- Take Responsibility to be the one to do something
- Obtain the Education to know how to safely intervene
- Step up and make a difference
Become a Western Hero
The bystander intervention program offers training to the campus community upon request.