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Green Dot Bystander Intervention

Introducing Green Dot Bystander Intervention at UNE

The Green Dot Bystander Initiative is a nationally recognized bystander awareness and intervention program. It challenges communities to try new approaches to changing campus culture to help stop power-based personal violence on college campuses and many other communities. 

A Green Dot is any behavior, choice, or action that promotes safety and communicates intolerance for violence — your individual choice at any given moment to make our campus safer. It is a training and programming strategy that provides tools for community members to be effective bystanders in an effort to help prevent gender violence.

The University of New England is excited to implement Green Dot on our campuses and provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to become empowered bystanders. 

Green Dot Events


  • October 1–31, 2019

​Wear Purple Day

October 2, 2019. Wear Purple to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


  • Sunday, October 6

  • 1-6 p.m. 121, Marcil Hall, Biddeford Campus 
  • Open to all UNE students
  • Register by contacting 


Nationally recognized awareness program that uses assault survivor stories and clothing displays to look at assumptions around why people are assaulted. This art installation will be launched by a reception on both campuses and run from October 7–31, 2019. 

  • Monday, October 7, 2019, noon, Portland Campus Opening and Reception. First Floor Innovation Hall.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019, noon, Biddeford Campus Opening and Reception. First Floor Commons.

Guest Speaker, Schuyler Bailar

The first transgender athlete to compete at a Division 1 school. Monday, October 7, 7 p.m. Leonard Hall, Biddeford Campus Refreshments served at 6 p.m. FMI contact .

Green Dot Cupcake Break

October 9, 2019
Noon, Wing Lounge, Portland Campus

Green Dot College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Training

October 15, 16, and 17 (three days), Noon to 1:30 p.m.
FMI, contact