Stand Up, Speak Out

This semester the UNC Asheville Health and Counseling Center will continue its Stand Up, Speak Out bystander intervention workshops. These trainings are offered by PEPAH and seek to raise awareness about how to avoid The Bystander Effect, a phenomenon in which the presence of others deters individuals from taking action in a potentially threatening or emergency situation.

More importantly, SUSO seeks to provide students with perspective and empowerment. The overall goal of the SUSO program is to promote and educate our UNC Asheville community on skills necessary for engaging in healthy, respectful and appropriate interactions.

With the spring semester close at hand we are seeking to partner with UNCA faculty and staff in hosting educational workshops. These workshops can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour in duration and we are highly flexible with our timeframes! If you are looking to fill an open day in your syllabus or oversee an on campus group we would love to speak with you about organizing a SUSO program.

Again, it is our goal to educate and empower the campus community here at UNCA and we hope this spring to reach as many students as possible. If you are interested in arranging a Stand Up, Speak Out workshop you are welcome to respond to this email or reach out to our current student coordinator, Julia Diesel. She can be reached at We hope you will consider this opportunity to further advance the education of our bulldogs and look forward to working with you!

Ready to request a SUSO workshop? Please fill this form out.