UConn’s Protect Our Pack provides educational and training programs to the UConn community regarding becoming an engaged and active bystander. Problems such as sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, racism/homophobia/etc, depression, hazing, and others can often be prevented by others stepping in. Studies have proven that most students recognize that stepping in can make a difference but often are unsure of how to do so. This program helps to teach our community what to do and how to help each other.
To request a program for your group, please contact Jenn Longa, Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services & Bystander Initiatives, in the Dean of Students Office.
To apply to become part of UConn’s Protect our Pack bystander intervention program, please see the attached application to become a Pack Leader. Pack Leaders will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics including sexual assault, bias and hate crimes, partner violence, hazing, harassment, stalking, depression, as well as alcohol and other drugs. Once trained, Pack Leaders will provide interactive educational programs to their fellow students on these issues. We are not looking for students to be experts on all topics, but to have an understanding of the concerns facing students and a desire to help others realize they can make a difference by stepping in when problems arise.
Once you submit your application you will be contacted to set up an interview. If there are any questions, please contact Jenn Longa.