Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved as an activist, volunteer, peer educator or supporter at UW.

Join the Green Dot Movement

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A Green Dot is any action that reduces the risk of violence in the moment, supports survivors or creates a culture less tolerant of power-based violence. A Green Dot is your individual choice to make our campus safer. The goal of Green Dot is to reduce sexual and relationship violence at UW by gaining a critical mass of students and staff willing to do their part.

Green Dots you can do:

  • Attend the six-hour free Bystander Training that Green Dot offers each quarter. Check the website for dates and to RSVP. At this training, students learn the skills of being an active bystander, examine their own barriers to taking action and ultimately gain the self-efficacy and skills to intervene early on in situations that could lead to violence.
  • Attend a Green Dot overview presentation that take place throughout the year in FIGs, residence halls, fraternities, sororities, classrooms and for student groups.
  • Invite Green Dot to present an overview to a group you are involved in.
  • Follow Green Dot on Facebook and visit the Green Dot webpage or email at: greendot@uw.edu.

Volunteer for ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA) (Formerly CORE)

SARVA is a group of student volunteers who are dedicated to ending sexual assault and relationship violence through peer education. They provide presentations and facilitate discussions in the UW community.

Student volunteers receive 36 hours of training on a variety of sexual violence issues and public speaking. Volunteers lead discussions and presentations in the residence halls, Greek system and to Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs). Email SARVA at asuwdsa@uw.edu to get involved.

Attend Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activism (SARVA) Month events in April

SARVA month takes place every year during April, the national sexual assault awareness month. Past events have included Take Back the Night, Rock Riot 5K Run, Through Our Eyes, poster campaigns, Silent Witness exhibit, Clothesline exhibit and an art show. Email SARVA at asuwdsa@uw.edu to get involved.

Attend and support programs throughout the year

  • SARIS provide programs to classes, in residence halls, fraternities, sororities, FIGs and for other groups. Schedule a SARIS presentation on a variety of topics for your group or attend one in your community.
  • The Residence Halls coordinate programs each quarter that address sexual and relationship violence, healthy relationships or Green Dot. Inquire with your RA or Hall Council.
  • Attend programs put on by allied registered student organizations. Check the Student Activities website and the HUB website for a calendar and programs.

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