BeVOCAL is a university-wide initiative to promote the idea that individual Longhorns have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm. BeVocal builds on the existing expertise of campus departments and organizations at UT Austin and unifies these with consistent messaging and content. This means that while the issue or type of harm may vary in context, the promotion of intervention, the action steps, potential barriers and many resources will be consistent across issue areas. Our hope is that the reinforcement of bystander intervention by our numerous partners, we will increase the odds of a UT student intervening to prevent harm as well as create a culture of caring for each other's well-being.
Mission: BeVOCAL enhances bystander confidence and motivation to intervene to prevent and reduce harm.
Vision: BeVOCAL envisions a community that engages and invests in everyone's safety and wellbeing.
Visit the BeVOCAL web site to learn more.
Committee Initiatives & Supported Efforts
BeVOCAL seeks to promote intervention as a norm of our community, and in turn change the campus culture. BeVOCAL is unique, as it is designed to build on the existing expertise of campus partners and unite them by using consistent language, content, and messaging. BeVOCAL believes that while the issues or type of harm may be different, the action steps to intervention, potential barriers and resources are consistent.
- Bystander Intervention trainings
- Workshops by request
- Educational materials covering a broad range of issues
- Campus events and outreach