Green Dot Bystander Intervention

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training

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Call 402.280.3189 or visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion to create a report.

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What's Your Green Dot?

Green Dot is a bystander intervention program that believes this generation can eradicate violence on college campuses. Power-based personal violence is any kind of violence which asserts power and control over another, including sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. The program:

  • Teaches participants how to safely intervene using evidence-based strategies.
  • Builds on bystander intervention to create community mobilization.
  • Encourages everyone to be an ally and do their part, including students, faculty, staff, and individuals of all genders and identities.

A Green Dot is a single moment in time when someone makes the choice to use their words, actions, or behaviors to make our campus and community safe.

How Bystander Training Works

Bystander training focuses on creating a college culture that is intolerant of violence. Through the one-time training session, students, faculty and staff learn how to be a part of the change.

Bystander training helps participants recognize Red Dots ? stalking, dating violence and sexual assault ? and be empowered to take a stand.

Bystander training recognizes that no one person is perfect and that no one can do it alone. By educating participants about why it can be so hard to be an active bystander, the training transforms obstacles into moments of actions ? Green Dots.

Learn more about the research and history behind Green Dot's effectiveness at targeting power-based personal violence.