We care about what happens on our campuses, and we want to ensure that everyone, whoever they are, whatever they study or wherever they live, feels safe, supported and accepted.
We know though that not everyone says or does things that are right. People can offend, they can take advantage and they can cause harm. We might see somebody being disrespectful to a fellow student or hear homophobic, racist, sexist or transphobic jokes. we might witness somebody being bullied or sexually assaulted.
The question is...what are we going to do about it? The answer is to pledge to become an Active Bystander. If you see something, say something. Take the pledge and commit to be an active bystander!
In doing so we all commit to #NeverStand by when we witness troubling behaviour; instead we strive to take action and ensure that our communities continue to feel safe, and are fun and accepting place to be.
The initiative is part of a wider commitment between Keele and Staffordshire Universities and Students’ Unions to tackle serious societal issues that are experienced in University communities, with significant work being undertaken to develop services and support in relation to bullying and harassment, hate crime and sexual violence.