Be A TWU Pioneer

Be a TWU Pioneer

What is a TWU Pioneer?

Being a TWU Pioneer means standing up, speaking up, and acting when we see others in need. The Be a Pioneer Bystander Intervention program gives Pioneers skills to become an active and engaged bystander.

When to be a TWU Pioneer

ALWAYS! As a TWU Pioneer we want you to always be willing to help others in need. Here are some examples of situations to be on the look out for:

  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Alcohol and substance use, misuse, and abuse
  • Bullying and other hateful speech
  • Depression or suicidal thoughts
  • Mental health issues
  • Sexual harrassment, abuse, violence, and stalking
  • Violence including relationship violence 

How to be a TWU Pioneer

Remember the 4 D's!

  • Distract: Interrupt the harmful behavior, not necessarily confront it.
    • Ask for the time, spill your drink, or start a dance party.
  • Delegate: Ask for help to intervene.
    • Find friends, supervisors, or anyone you think can help.
  • Direct: Making sure you are safe first, you can respond directly to a confrontation.
    • Call out the behavior you are concerned about.
  • Delayed Response: Follow up and ask if everything is ok after the fact.

We're here to help!

Here are some campus resources to help you be a TWU Pioneer.

Off campus resources can be found here.

SHS Health Promotion Programs

For more information on the Be a TWU Pioneer Bystander Program, contact the Health Promotion team at healthpromotion@twu.edu. To request a program, complete our program request form. This training is in addition to the required Campus Clarity Think About It online modules.