Become a Green Dot Educator

This fall, the Green Dot movement is seeking individuals who would like to be a part of creating a safe community, free from harm at Kent State University.  Being a Green Dot Educator is an opportunity to make a difference and be a part of changing how we as a community respond to incidents of power-based personal violence and create a culture of care. This opportunity aligns with Kent State’s Great Place Initiative and overall goals to support a culture of care (Flashes Take Care of Flashes!).

A four-day training will be held December 16-19, 2019 (location to be determined.) You MUST attend all 4 days to be certified through Green Dot.


Cost for the training will be no more than $500 per person (final cost will depend on total number of registrants) and may be covered by your department. The Center of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services will be subsidizing the cost as well. This is an exceptional local and cost-effective professional development opportunity as well.


If you are interested in being an educator for the Green Dot movement, please mark your calendar and register now. Space is limited to the first 40 people.


Register Here



Green Dot is about what everyone can do to make a difference in the Kent State community. It is the choice in one moment in time to use voices and actions to make one small corner of the world safer. Those who are part of the Green Dot team have a shared vision that creates momentum through the power of a common language and purpose.


“We are all leaders at Kent State and have the ability to influence those we interact with (students, colleagues and visitors to our campuses) in taking an active role in creating a welcoming, safe and healthy community,” says Jennifer O’Connell, director of the Center of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services.


Each year Green Dot Educators from across the university engage with over 2,000 Kent State students to share information about active bystander action and teach skills in how to safely intervene in many different situations. Green Dot Educators help promote the message of respect and shared responsibility by providing education to students, colleagues and the university community. They serve as part of a university wide team to facilitate dialogue around behaviors and words that contribute to a culture of violence. Educators motivate others to be active in addressing violent actions, and they teach bystander skills for safely intervening and creating a healthy, safe and welcoming university for all.


We hope you will consider taking advantage of this great opportunity and/or share with your respective areas.   Registration will close November 15, 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact Jennie O'Connell at 330-672-8016.