How It Works

greeNDot is a campus-wide initiative.

The program targets students, faculty and staff and asks them to participate in a basic overview program that will teach them how to integrate moments of prevention into their existing relationships and activities. The initiative is built on the premise that in order to measurably reduce the perpetration of power-based personal violence, a cultural shift is necessary. In order to create a cultural shift, a critical mass of people need to engage in a new behavior or set of behaviors that will make violence less sustainable within our community. 

The power of greeNDot is the momentum that can be created and sustained when individuals see themselves in connection with others across our work units, academic departments and our University’s divisions. Together we send the same message but in different ways to show students that we stand against violence and we stand with them when they intervene on behalf of one another. 

  • A faculty member includes a bystander tip on the whiteboard
  • A dining hall server wears a green dot pin
  • A staff member displays a poster in his or her office
  • An administrator adds a line to his or her email signature