Be a Part of Creating a Culture of Care and Shared Responsibility at Kent State

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. 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 Dec. 16 – 19, 2019 (location to be determined.) You MUST attend all four days to be certified through Green Dot. This is an exceptional local and cost-effective opportunity to be a part of a university-level program, and an excellent professional development opportunity as well.

Cost for the training will be $275 per person (cost is being subsidized by the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and may be covered by your department.

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.

Green Dot reflects what everyone can do to make a difference in the Kent State community. It uses 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 campus visitors – in taking an active role in creating a welcoming, safe and healthy community,” said Jennifer O’Connell, director of the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services.

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 share with your respective areas. Registration closes Nov. 30, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer O'Connell at 330-672-8016, or email

POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:28pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:29pm