Green Dot Program
Brown and Gold Goes Green.
You have the power to make change. Here at Adelphi University, we are committed to ensuring that every community member feels safe and protected. That’s why we are participating in the Green Dot initiative.
Green Dot is a nationally recognized, comprehensive primary prevention and bystander engagement program for universities and colleges. Green Dot was started on a college campus, like ours. to prevent dating violence, sexual violence and stalking. The idea behind Green Dot is that if every member of the campus community—students, staff, administrators and faculty—does their small part, the combined effect is a culture that is safe for everyone and where violence has no room to exist.
What does this look like? Imagine an image of our campus, and on our campus are a number of red dots. Each red dot that appears is a moment of power-based personal violence. The red dots could represent someone striking their partner, an individual showing up uninvited and unwanted after their ex-partner’s class, or a moment of sexual violence.
The way we fight these red dots is by creating green dots. We can directly interfere, delegate the task to a friend or an authority figure, or even create a distraction. You can create a green dot by asking if someone is okay or by spilling a drink on someone. The goal is to interrupt the event, prevent a red dot from occurring and create a green dot instead.If each of us adds one or more green dots, we will end the perpetration of violence–one green dot at a time.
Want to learn more about Green Dot at Adelphi? Email us here.