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Learn How You Can Be the One to Stop Violence on Campus

Imagine a map of Kent State University that displays green dots that represent those who are actively promoting a safe and respectful community.

Green Dot is a movement dedicated to reducing power-based personal violence by encouraging people to become active bystanders who are willing to intervene during potential acts of violence. By getting involved with Green Dot, you are equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills to recognize and prevent power-based personal violence.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five women and one in 71 men will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence also states that one in three women and one in four men will have been victims of some sort of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Additionally, 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.

Since Green Dot relies on the power of cultural and social influence, the movement requires students, staff and faculty to all contribute their part in making Kent State a safer campus. By getting involved with Green Dot, you are providing your students the skills and knowledge to recognize and prevent power-based personal violence.

Without action, there is no change! So become educated, get equipped and act by being a part of the solution and getting involved with Green Dot.

Ways you can get involved with Green Dot this semester include:

  • Scheduling a Green Dot Hour overview for your class.
  • Hosting a Faculty/Staff Green Dot talk for your department.
  • Offering extra credit to your students who complete the Green Dot bystander workshop.
  • Participating in Green Dot week (Oct. 9-13; #KSUGreenDotWeek2016) and wearing green on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

For more information about Green Dot or to schedule a Green Dot presentation, visit www.kent.edu/greendot.