Health and Wellness
Green Dot is a movement, a program, and an action. The aim of Green Dot is to prevent and reduce power-based violence at UW by engaging students as active bystanders who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence. The Green Dot movement is about gaining a critical mass of students, staff and faculty who are willing to do their small part to actively and visibly reduce power-based personal violence at UW.
No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.
Green Dot is your individual choice to do something.
What does Green Dot do?
Bystander Training Each Quarter for Students
Green Dot offers Bystander Training each quarter that are free and open to all students. At this training students learn the skills of being an active bystander, they examine their barriers to taking action, and ultimately gain the confidence and skills to intervene in situations in a way that feels safe and comfortable. Green Dot provides food, a t-shirt and certification upon completion.
The Bystander Training dates and sign up:
November 14th, 2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Alder Hall Commons.
February 6th, 2016, time and location TBA.
February 27th, 2016, time and location TBA.
April 16th, 2016, time and location TBA.
Overview Training for Faculty and Staff
If you are faculty or staff and interested in getting involved, we have two upcoming Faculty Overview Trainings. These trainings will provide opportunities to learn, discuss, interact, and practice skills for being an active bystander. We will also focus specifically on how to be an emotional first aid responder for students in distress.
November 13th, 9:30-11AM, HUB 334December 4th, 9:00am – 11am HUB 332
Be a Green Dot!
Green Dot is all about making choices big and small that in the end create a culture less tolerant of violence.
- Make sure a friend who is drunk gets home safely
- Challenge jokes that minimize violence
- Call 911 when you see a potentially scary situation
- Learn warning signs of abusive relationships
- Refer your friends to resources when they need help
- Leave a party with the friends you came with
- Attend a Green Dot overview presentation with your FIG, Residence Hall, Chapter House, or Student Group
- Follow Green Dot on Facebook and Twitter or email email@example.com
- Attend a Green Dot Bystander Training
Green Dot Program Coordinator
Melissa Tumas, MPH
Health & Wellness Training & Education Coordinator