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The Green Dot Strategy

Imagine a Map of Campus with Red Dots and Green Dots

Red Dots represent individual moments when someone's words, actions, or behaviors are used to harm someone else. A Red Dot could be any form of interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. 

Examples of Red Dots:


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  • Unwanted texting, calling, or messaging through social media
  • Following someone around campus
  • Sexual assault or harassment 
Green Dot

Green Dot represents any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that reacts to or communicates an intolerance of violence. Reactive Green Dots are actions people can take while violence is occurring. Proactive Green Dots are actions people can take to prevent violence before it happens. 

Examples of Reactive Green DotsExamples of Proactive Green Dots
Speak up when you hear victim-blaming commentsTalk to your friends about interpersonal violence
If you notice a friend may be in an abusive relationship, talk to them and offer resourcesShare your Green Dots with the Charlotte community through this anonymous survey
If a friend tells you that they have been sexually assaulted, tell them I believe youWear Green Dot swag around campus

The goal is simple: When there are more green dots than red, the culture can shift, and rates of interpersonal violence can be reduced. As we all add Green Dots to the campus map, we can reduce violence at Charlotte, one Green Dot at a time. 

Share Your Green Dot

This is a space to anonymously share your Green Dots. Did you recently tell a friend about Green Dot? Have you worn your Green Dot swag around campus? If so, tell us! We would love to hear how you are ending violence at Charlotte, one Green Dot at a time. 

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