Make a Title IX Claim
– Victim’s Rights
– Interim Measures
– Student Code of Conduct
– Student Code of Conduct Due Process
– Conference Notification
– Conference Guidelines
– Appeal Procedure
A Bystander is anyone who observes an incident yet does not get involved. At RCC, we encourage bystanders to take a proactive and/or reactive approach to these situations.
Being a Proactive Bystander
A Proactive Bystander is someone who recognizes a problem early on and decides to offer assistance. If you know someone who might be in an abusive relationship, you can help.
- Tell the person that you are concerned.
- Actively listen and respond positively and sensitively
- Offer your friendship and support.
- Encourage the person to seek counseling
- Let them know that this type of behavior isn’t normal
Being a Reactive Bystander
A Reactive Bystander is someone who decides to positively intervene in hopes of deescalating the situation.
- Get Help! Contact Campus Police or other authorities
- Create a distraction
- Offer to take the victim to a safe location
- Avoid any confrontations with the abuser. This could be dangerous for you and the victim