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Green Dot at DePauw

Research shows we can measurably and systematically reduce violence within our campus community.

Power-based personal violence happens to such a staggering degree that the only workable solution must involve a broad-based, good ole’ fashioned social movement. Each significant stride in human rights has been fueled by and built upon a social movement, consisting of enough individuals simply raising their voices saying, “This is no longer acceptable. Today is the day we reclaim our fundamental right to something better.” One Green Dot at a time, this is our moment in history to reclaim our right to live free of violence and fear of violence (adapted from "Live the Green Dot").

No one has to do everything. Everyone has to do something. 

How can students get connected with green dot at DePauw?

Campus Green Dot trainers are available to facilitate training sessions for students throughout the semester. We offer a full 3-hour student training or a 1-hour overview. Both trainings teach the skills needed to be an active bystander.

If you would like to inquire about doing (non-mandatory) training for your student group, team or organization, contact us at greendot@depauw.edu. We look forward to working with your group!



Campus Green Dot trainers (composed of DePauw Student Life staff members) are available to facilitate training sessions for faculty and staff throughout the semester. We can also offer our one-hour overview training to your class.

For questions about or to request a training, contact us at greendot@depauw.edu.

What can I expect from attending a Green Dot Training?

Our training sessions are designed to enhance the influence of students and equip them to take a prominent role in addressing power-based personal violence. Learning objectives include:

  1. Participants will connect more consciously to their opinions regarding the role and responsibility of the bystander.
  2. Participants will understand the basic elements of culture change and feel inspired to make a positive contribution. 
  3. Participants will recognize behaviors that may constitute dating/domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking – or behaviors that may be immediate precursors to these types of violence.
  4. Participants will increase intrinsic motivation to intervene in order to reduce harm after violence has started, reduce the likelihood that it will happen again, or reduce the likelihood that it will happen at all.
  5. Participants will recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential power-based personal violence.
  6. Participants will develop realistic intervention options given their unique set of barriers.
  7. Participants will feel equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively engage peers in positive culture change through role modeling, use of social media and conversations.

The Green Dot Training Team

Frae Binder Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life
Jeannette Johnson-Licon Associate Dean of Student Success
Sarah Ryan Associate Dean of Student Success and Director for the Women's Center
Angelique Serrano Housing and Residence Life Coordinator
Dorian Shager Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Heather Wright Director of the CARE Team and Sexual Assault Prevention Education Coordinator


Please contact us at greendot@depauw.edu - we are happy to get you connected, answer questions and talk with you or your group further about prevention efforts!

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