Green Dot

GD-FacebookGreen 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 leaders and 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 (undergraduates and graduates). This training focuses on the dynamics of interpersonal violence at UW and how students can create a safer campus culture. Students will gain confidence in their skills and enhance their understanding of creative solutions to intervene in situations in ways that feel safe and comfortable. Green Dot provides food, a t-shirt and certification upon completion.
February 25, 2017 10:00am- 1:00pm (3 hour Training), Maple Great Room
April 29, 2017 10:00am-4:00pm (6 hour Training), Maple Great Room
Sign-up here!

Green Dot Overview for Student Groups

The Green Dot program aims to reduce and prevent interpersonal violence at UW. This discussion focuses on the importance of being an active bystander and campus leader in changing culture at UW.
Request a 1 hour overview: Request Form

Green Dot Emotional First Aid for Faculty/Staff and Graduate Student TAs, RAs

This training focuses on the dynamics of interpersonal violence and the importance of staff and faculty involvement in creating a safer campus culture. We will discuss Title IX, the UW referral procedures and how to support students.
Friday January 27th, 2017  9:00am-11:00am, HUB 332
Friday March 3rd, 2017  1:00pm-3:00pm, HUB 332
Sign-up Form

 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 risky situation.
  • Learn about 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, or Student Group.
  • Follow Green Dot on Facebook and Twitter or email
  • Attend a Green Dot Bystander Training.

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Contact Information

Green Dot Coordinator, Nikki Van Wagner,