Do a Green Dot

How many Green Dots will it take for us to outnumber the red dots? How many of us will it take to make a difference?

Your voice is powerful. Think about it. 

Use the dropdown menus below to learn more about how to Do a Green Dot:

Green Dots for College Students

  • Believe that power-based personal violence is unacceptable and say it out loud
  • Have conversations about ending violence with your friends
  • Wear Green Dot gear
  • Add "Green Dot supporter" to your email signature line
  • Organize a prevention training for your student group
  • Look out for friends at parties and bars and other high risk situations
  • Attend violence prevention events sponsored on campus
  • Tell other people about your green dots
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Check in with friends you are concerned about and get them connected to help
  • Put Green Dot info on your facebook page and in your email signature line

Green Dots for Faculty/Staff

  • Believe that power-based personal violence is unacceptable and say it out loud
  • Assign projects that focus on prevention
  • Assign books and papers about violence prevention
  • Tell students you are a safe person to talk to
  • Get training on warning signs of power-based personal violence and respond when you see them
  • Talk to colleagues about Green Dot
  • Post Green Dot materials in your classroom, syllabi, and materials
  • Work with administration to ensure strong violence prevention and response policies

Green Dots for Everyone

  • Believe that power-based personal violence is unacceptable and say it out loud
  • Have conversations about ending violence with your friends and family
  • Wear Green Dot gear
  • Add "Green Dot supporter" to your email signature
  • Attend violence prevention events

Green Dots for Those Who Are Unsure

  • Ask 5 people in your life how power-based personal violence and dating or domestic violence has impacted them and listen to their response
  • Think about the people in your life that you care most about.  Tell someone how you would feel if one of those people were hurt in some way.
  • Educate yourself about the impact of violence on victims and those who love them
  • Talk to the other students who do care and find out why

Green Dots for Those Who Don't Have Time

  • Add "Proud to be a Green Dot Supporter" to your email signature line
  • Hang a prevention poster in your office
  • Wear a Green Dot button and be willing to explain Green Dot to anyone who asks

Proactive Green Dots

  • Wear a Green Dot one day this week and explain what it means to someone
  • Bring a friend to an awareness event
  • Talk about Green Dot in class
  • Request a Green Dot presentation from greendot@stthomas.edu
  • Talk to an e-board member of a student organization you are involved in and recommend that the membership attend the Green Dot trainings
  • Do a Green Dot and enter it on the interactive Campus Map