Will you be the one to Make the First Move?
Could you do this?
It’s very common to be concerned about a situation but not do anything about it. When we are around other people, we sometimes tell ourselves things like, “if no one else is concerned, why should I be?” Or maybe you just don’t know what to do.
You can and should make the first move. Even if you don’t know exactly what to do, doing something is almost always better than doing nothing. Explore this site for some ideas of how you can make a move and tips for
how to handle specific situations.
Remember, everyone can make the first move. It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman or a senior or what your major is. We all have people we care about, and we all care about this community, so it is up to all of us to keep it safe.
Bad outcomes can be avoided if you do make the first move. You might be able to prevent someone from driving home after drinking, stop a sexual assault before it happens, or help a friend get help before he fails a class.
90% of students believe that a problem could have been avoided with intervention!
We express our appreciation to the University of Arizona C.A.T.S. Life Skills Program for allowing us to use modified versions of their STEP UP! Program content in this USI campus initiative.