Rogers, Kate; O'Leary, Brian
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study seeks to build on pre-existing literature about the impact that bystander intervention training has on deterring sexual assault from occurring on college campuses. Anderson and Whiston’s 2005 study revealed that sexual assault trainings were more effective if a bystander approach was taken and a good relationship among the presenters and recipients was established. The psychology department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga created a course dedicated to implementing the Empower the Bystander training (Johnson et al. 2015) for the undergraduate population in the fall of 2017. A peer led-program, this course educates participants on how to be empowered bystanders against sexual assault. While the presentation introduced the myths and realities of rape culture and the importance of critical consciousness, an extended presentation focusing on raising critical consciousness was necessary. To address these limitations, this paper provides a standard for Empowering the Bystander presenters and develops a presentation expansion centered around critical consciousness raising.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Bystander effect; Rape in universities and colleges; Rape -- Prevention
Leach, Sara, "No more blurred lines: Tennesseans deserve high quality sexual assault education" (2018). Honors Theses.