Sophomore bystander intervention training – register now

September 15, 2017

Dear sophomores,

Every year, sophomores at Yale receive bystander intervention training as part of our broader efforts to create a safe, respectful campus. The 90-minute workshops, facilitated by CCEs, will take place in residential colleges from Wednesday September 20 to Saturday September 23. All sophomores need to attend one workshop. 

To register for your session, you will need to log into Yale Connect at In the upper right-hand corner, select the Office of Gender and Campus Culture from “My Memberships,” then select “Events” from the menu bar. Choose the session that works best for you, and click through to confirm your attendance. If necessary, you can go back and change your selection later. If you need technical help, you can write to the CCEs.

The registration deadline is noon on Tuesday, September 19, but we encourage you to sign up sooner; sessions do fill quickly. If you have an unavoidable conflict spanning the full range of sessions, write to Dean Boyd to arrange for an alternative time.

The workshops begin with a film about bystander intervention – Who Are You? – that many prior participants have found useful and compelling. The film portrays fictional events leading up to a rape. While the rape is not portrayed, the film can still be upsetting. If you prefer, you may register for a workshop without the film; you will see those workshops clearly marked as “No Video.”

The response to these workshops has been very positive: in surveys and conversations, your predecessors say they are using the strategies they developed in the workshop, and they are pleased by the impact on themselves and their communities. The CCEs update these workshops every year as our campus becomes more skilled and better informed, adapting other programs and best practices to our own community dynamics. We encourage you to sign up with a few friends – these are skills you will use together.


Marvin Chun
Dean of Yale College
Melanie Boyd
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs