The overarching goal of any campus sexual assault prevention program should be to reduce incidence rates. BIPs may accomplish this result more effectively than other programs because they engage students to become personally involved in actual incidents, thus directly influencing the way students think and feel about sexual assault. By framing BIPs as civil rights programs applicable to all protected class categories, schools ensure that students understand why intervening is appropriate, and underscores that everyone has a stake in promoting and protecting the safety and full equality of all women and girls on every campus.
Murphy, Wendy J.
"Bystander Intervention Policies for Campus Sexual Assault Should Be Framed as Civil Rights Programs, and Made Broadly Applicable to All Protected Class Offenses,"
Utah Law Review: Vol. 2017
, Article 8.
Available at: http://dc.law.utah.edu/ulr/vol2017/iss4/8