Outreach & Events

Green Dot

What is Green Dot?

A green dot represents a time when someone steps in, rather than stands by. It's a choice, a behavior, a word or an attitude that promises safety for our community and intolerance for violence. The goal is to engage in education and training that will equip us to integrate prevention within existing relationships and daily activities.

Green Dots You Can Do

Proactive Green Dots
• Have conversations about ending power-based violence.
• Look out for friends at parties, bars, online and in other high-risk situations.
• Know the signs and things people say to inflict power-based violence.
• Display a Green Dot poster or sticker in your hall, your office, or on your door.
• Refer someone to a Green Dot presentation or Bystander Intervention training.
• Tell your friends about a time you intervened.
• Have campus and local resources' numbers saved in your phone.
• Work to bring an educational program to you class, group, team or organization.
• Volunteer with your local service agency.
• Get involved with your on-campus organization.
• Check in with friends if you are concerned about their safety and connect them with help.
• Put Green Dot information on your social media, email signature.
• Talk about Green Dots to one new person each week.

 Reactive Green Dots
• If I suspect my friend is in an abusive relationship, I will ask him/her and provide resources and information.
• If I suspect a friend has been sexually assaulted, I will let him/her know I am available to talk.
• If I hear someone yelling or fighting, I will call 911.
• If I see someone spike another person's drink, I will stop them and call the police or get someone else to.
• If I see a friend grab, push or insult a potential victim, I will say something, go get help or get someone else to.
• If I see a stranger grab, push or insult someone, I will say something or go get help or get someone else to.
• If I see a friend take an intoxicated person to another location away from the group, I will stop and ask what is going on, or create a distraction to interrupt the situation.
• If someone appears upset, I will ask if they are okay.
• If I notice someone has a large bruise, I will ask how they were hurt.
• If I see a person sexually assaulting another person, I will intervene.
• If I choose to leave a party early, I will account for the people I came with.
• If someone needs my help and I don't have the answer, I will find someone who does, or find the right resources.
• If I hear what sounds like yelling or fighting through my dorm or apartment walls, I will talk with an RA or someone else who can help.


Green Dots for Faculty and Staff

• Know your campus and service providers.
• Educate yourself on signs of potential partner violence, sexual assault and stalking and ways you can help.
• Trust your gut. Take time to ask about and express concern to someone if something doesn't feel right. 
• Adjust your syllabus to reflect support for Green Dot.
• Assign books and papers about violence prevention.
• Collaborate and discuss with other departments on ways to support survivors, improve safety and generate hope.
• Wear a green dot pin on your coat/ jacket, book bag.


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