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Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy designed to mobilize students, staff and faculty to engage in bystander behavior and introduce new norms 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 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. 41 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 will begin offering training to students, staff, and faculty in Fall 2021.

Upcoming Trainings

For Faculty and Staff

Registration is required through the Learning and Development Portal. Login and search for “Green Dot.”

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10-11 a.m.

For Students

Registration is required through this form.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 5-6 p.m.

Meet the Green Dot Trainers

The Green Dot training team includes 40 staff and faculty who completed a four day, 24-hour training program to become certified in the Green Dot College Strategy. 

  • Betria Stinson
  • Jessica Pinti Dunson
  • Beau Dooley
  • Chelsey Walker
  • Sarah Besse
  • Heather Kloeker-Webster
  • Zak Chandler
  • Stephanie Rewitzer
  • Rebecca Gillison
  • Pariss Coleman
  • Adam Nichols
  • Lex Kelch-Brickner
  • Melissa Knutsen
  • Michelle Guobadia
  • Bonny Shade
  • Kait McConomy
  • Adam Burden
  • Sujit Chemburkar
  • Katie Renaut
  • Linda Reece
  • Jen Hartman
  • Eric Conklin
  • Adrienne Bowman
  • Jerry Lecomte
  • Angela Ortiz
  • Ray Rodriguez
  • Marc Nell
  • Jonisha Inman
  • David Quakenbush
  • Erika Montanaro
  • Deborah Beete
  • Jessamyn Bowling
  • Kris Taylor
  • Megan Smith
  • Michelle Reinken
  • Whitney Badramraju
  • Alex Tomkins
  • Sharon Horinka
  • Jessica Kim
  • Jen Byrd

Interested in Hosting a Green Dot Training?

Green Dot Training is now available for the entire campus community.  If you are interested in hosting a Green Dot presentation for your department, student group or organization, please contact Chelsey Walker, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator in the Center for Wellness Promotion, at