WITC cares about students, staff and visitors and aims to create an environment that is as safe and welcoming as possible. If you see something that may cause harm or violates the college's safe and welcoming atmosphere, WITC encourages you to act as a prosocial bystander. Please don't put yourself in a dangerous situation, but speaking out against demeaning behaviors or filling out an Incident Report are important ways to contribute to keeping WITC safe.
Be a Prosocial Bystander!
Here are some ways you can help keep WITC campuses safe:
Recognize Concerning Behaviors
Behaviors of concern include any disruptive, disturbing or destructive behaviors demonstrated by anyone on campus. These may include emotional trouble, unusual or bizarre behavior, destructive behavior to self or others, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, eating disorders, hostility, aggression, or abuse.
Report Concerning Behaviors
If you are in immediate danger or notice behavior interpreted as harm or threat to self or others, call 911 then campus security. If the concerning behaviors are not an immediate threat, file a report.
Talk to Someone
If you’re not comfortable filling out an Incident Report yourself or if you wish to seek further guidance, you may confidentially discuss your options with a Counselor or Dean of Students at your campus.
Title IX Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
If you or someone you care about is a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or discrimination, contact the Title IX Coordinator or file a report.
Learn More About Becoming a Prosocial Bystander
We all have the ability to look out for each other’s safety.
Learn more about your role in preventing sexual assault and being a prosocial bystander by visiting the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.