Green Dot for Students

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Check out these Green Dots you can do right now!

You have a powerful influence as a bystander. If something crosses your line, there is almost always something you can try. It doesn’t have to be a huge deal to make a huge difference. Your green dot can be very subtle, like a look, facial expression, or a brief comment and still have an impact. In addition to a commitment to act with reactive green dots when faced with worrisome behaviors, we can foster a campus free from power-based personal violence through culture change and the use of proactive green dots.

Use one of the images below and explain your commitment to the Green Dot program (e.g. in your email signature, social media profiles)

Rectangle green dot banner with blue background for your email signature
Green Dot image to use in your email signature

  • Add a quote or image to your email signature
  • Attend a Student Bystander Training
  • Submit your Green Dot!
  • Share about Green Dot on social media
  • Follow @AlbionGreenDot on Twitter and Instagram
  • Ask for consent when you are in an intimate situation with another person
  • Empower sexual assault survivors to tell their stories
  • If you’re going out drinking, designate someone to stay sober and ensure everyone comes and goes together
  • Bring an educational program on preventing violence to your student organization
  • If you see a friend coming on too strong to a person who may be too drunk to make informed decisions intervene (directly, delegate, or distract)
  • If you see someone at a party who looks like they are in trouble, ask if they are okay
  • If you see something unfolding at a party that is high-risk and you are too embarrassed or shy to confront it – get someone else to help
  • If you see a friend doing something shady, step in and say something
  • Intervene if someone is pressuring another student to drink or use drugs
  • Tell a friend that ending interpersonal violence is important to you
  • Add the phrase “Green Dot Supporter” to your email signature, Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat profile
  • Using email, text, or social media send a mass message to your friends/family that violence prevention matters to you
  • Volunteer at S.A.F.E. Place or other related organization
  • Donate to S.A.F.E. Place or other related organization
  • Believe that violence against men/women is unacceptable and say it out loud
  • Speak up when you hear comments that are offensive, derogatory, or abusive
  • Don’t laugh at sexist or homophobic jokes
  • Attend a program, event, or webinar designed to raise awareness about interpersonal violence
  • Refuse to fund sexist movies, music, books, companies, or magazines
  • Have a conversation with at least two people in your life about Green Dot and why it is important to you
  • Encourage friends to contribute to the campus Green Dot map
  • Request a Green Dot presentation for your student organization
  • Host a fundraiser for your local domestic violence shelter or rape crisis center
  • Challenge friends to do more green dots
  • Hang a Green Dot poster in your space (request free posters from [email protected])
  • Wear a Green Dot pin/button (request free pins/buttons from [email protected])
  • Make an announcement at a group or organization you work with about Green Dot
  • If you are concerned that someone you now might be a victim of violence, gently ask if you can help
  • Educate yourself on available confidential and non-confidential resources for relationship violence on campus