Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy designed to mobilize students, staff and faculty to react and intervene in high-risk situations, and engage in proactive behaviors to create a safer campus community.
Interpersonal violence can take many forms including relationship violence, stalking, and sexual assault. A green dot represents any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that reacts to a high-risk situation or communicates an intolerance of violence. Your Green Dot might look like pulling a friend out of a risky situation, responding to a victim-blaming statement with words of support, coordinating a training for your student org, or displaying an awareness poster in your office.
Through education, awareness and skills practice, Green Dot participants are equipped to react and intervene in high-risk situations — resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence. For population level change to occur, Niners make individual choices to actively intervene and address violence in our community. Together, this combined effort leads to a large shift in campus culture.
Green Dot is coordinated by the Center for Wellness Promotion in partnership with the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage. JKFFC supported the initial start-up of Green Dot by funding a four-day virtual certification training in May 2021. 30 staff and faculty from various divisions (Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Athletics, University Advancement and Institutional Integrity) are certified in the Green Dot Strategy, and began offering training to students, staff, and faculty in Fall 2021.
Interested in Hosting a Training?
Green Dot Training is available for the entire campus community. If you are interested in hosting a Green Dot presentation for your department, student group or organization, please visit our Training page for more information.