The Dean of Students Office is implementing the Green Dot Bystander Training program on our campus, an organization built on the premise that we can measurably and systematically reduce violence within any given community. In instances of harmful or violent words, actions, or behaviors, each person has a choice to ignore & accept it (a red dot) or intervene & address it (a green dot).
Nominations are being sought for staff, faculty, graduate students, and community members to participate in this five-day training program, free of charge. Nominate yourself and/or others for the training online by Nov. 15.
Green Dot’s goal is to prepare communities to implement a strategy of violence prevention that reduces power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and bullying. The goal is to build a community equipped to intervene in a red dot incident to create a map full of green dots.
The training is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day from Jan. 9 (Monday) through Jan. 13 (Friday). Every day of training must be attended in order to successfully implement the program. Attendees will be expected to host Green Dot programs after the training to educate the community on this program.
For questions regarding the nomination process or the training, contact Renee McNamara, assistant director for student advocacy, crisis intervention and violence prevention, at (940)369-6027 or Maureen McGuinness, dean of students, at (940)565-2648.