GreeNDot is a violence prevention strategy predicated on the belief that individual safety is a community responsibility and not just that of the victim or perpetrator. The goal of greeNDot is to attract a force of engaged and proactive bystanders campus-wide to communicate that violence will not be tolerated in our community and that everyone has a responsibility to help.
Red dots on a map typically suggest the spread of some terrible epidemic with each dot representing an individual case. Together, these red dots are the accumulation of individual decisions, moments, values and actions that contribute to a culture of violence and bystander inaction.
In contrast, a green dot signifies any behavior, choice, word or attitude that promotes safety and intolerance for violence. A green dot is striking up a conversation with a friend or family member about how much violence prevention matters or putting an awareness post on your Facebook page. Simply put, a green dot is an individual choice at any given moment to make Notre Dame safer.