Health and Wellness

Green Dot


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.

February 27th, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm, Alder Hall
April 16th, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm, Alder Hall

Overview Training for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

If you are faculty or staff and interested in getting involved, we have Faculty/Staff Overview Trainings. The training will provide opportunities to learn, discuss, interact, and practice skills for being an active bystander. We will discuss Title IX, UW referral procedures and how to support students in distress.

Friday, January 29th, 9-11am, location TBA
Wednesday, February 10th, 4:30-6:30pm (For Graduate student TA and Peer Advisers only), location TBA
Wednesday, February 17th, 2-4pm, location TBA
Friday, March 4th, 9-11am, location TBA

 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
  • Attend a Green Dot Bystander Training

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Contact Information

Maya Monroe
Green Dot Program Coordinator

Melissa Tumas, MPH
Health & Wellness Training & Education Coordinator