Bystanders are “individuals who observe violence or witness the conditions that perpetuate violence. They are not directly involved but have the choice to intervene, speak up, or do something about it.” (Banyard, V.L., Plante, E.G. & Moynihan, M. M., 2004) It is important to look out for each other and to care for the individual being violated; call 911 or others for assistance.
The University will make reasonable efforts to maintain confidentiality throughout the entire investigation. The degree, to which confidentiality can be protected, however, depends upon the professional role of the person being consulted. The professional being consulted should make these limits clear before any disclosure of facts.