A green dot is a moment in time when you are presented with a choice to do something or do nothing. Either has its consequences and no one is asking you to change your whole life. Instead, we ask you to take time and find your green dot moment. Then add your green dot to our college community.
Below are some ideas for how to create your green dot moment.
Talk to a friend of yours about the importance of getting involved in prevention.
Bring a friend to an awareness event.
Integrate information about power-based personal violence (PBPV) into one class discussion.
Talk to a leader in a student organization that you are involved in and recommend that the membership take the Green Dot Bystander training.
Write a letter to the editor of the Quad talking about any aspect of PBPV that is most powerful to you (i.e., the importance of everyone getting involved, or anything that you learned at the training).
Discuss with friends a situation portrayed in the media (a movie, TV show, news story, billboard, YouTube, etc.) that might support a culture of PBPV and explain why it upsets you.
Integrate information about any form of power-based personal violence into a class assignment (i.e., paper or speech or presentation).
Take a friend to lunch and talk about how this issue is important to you and ask for their help.
Tell someone that you know that way too many students will be victims of violence and that you feel like you need to be a part of reducing it.