Wilkes University


Bystander Trainer Applications Available

The Office of Student Affairs is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in serving as peer trainers in the Bystander Intervention program.  The mission of Wilkes University’s Bystander Intervention program is to empower students to take on active leadership roles in preventing sexual violence. 

Following completion of a specialized training course offered in collaboration with the Victims Resource Center of Luzerne County, a select group of peer trainers will engage student groups in interactive presentations designed to develop the skills and confidence to intervene safely and effectively when witness to situations where individuals may be at risk of sexual violence.

To request an application or more information, please contact Dr. Philip J. Ruthkosky at Philip.ruthkosky@wilkes.edu.