Consent Comes First
Our Community. Our Responsibility. Ryerson is committed to fostering a campus where consent comes first. Together we support survivors when they disclose, prevent and address sexual violence. We learn about the issue, contribute to the conversation and are part of the change on campus.
This is how we #TakeCareRU
At Ryerson, we take care of each other. If you are harmed or see someone being harmed, here are some ways you can intervene and follow-up.
The ABC's of Bystander Intervention
ABC's of Bystander Intervention
- A: Assess for safety. It may not be safe for you to intervene in the moment. You may need to check in with the survivor afterwards or get help by calling security.
- B: Be with others, the more the merrier. It can be difficult to intervene when you are by yourself. Intervening alone may pose a greater risk to you and the survivor. Try to intervene with a buddy or be with others afterwards.
- C: Care for the survivor. If you can connect the survivor to resources, that will help you and the survivor.