Introducing Green Dot Bystander Intervention at UNE
The Green Dot Bystander Initiative is a nationally recognized bystander awareness and intervention program that is demonstrating success at reducing violence in communities. 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 professional staff to become empowered bystanders.
Green Dot Events
- CECE Event: Breaking the Silence of Relationship Abuse
Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, Patricia McLean: Finding Our Voices, Feb. 10, 6–7:30 p.m., MPRs.
- Fresh Check, Annual Fresh Check Day event addressing mental health in college students. Feb. 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Commons Atrium.
- DIY: Self-Love Valentine’s, Feb. 12, Commons First Floor.
- Green Dot Men’s Hockey Game, Feb. 29, 7 p.m. the Forum
- Planned Parenthood Community Dinner, Planned Parenthood Portland, 5:30 p.m., Planned Parenthood Portland Office.
- Denim Day, April 29, University-wide all-day event.
GREEN DOT STUDENT BYSTanDER TRAINING
- COM Green Dot Student Certification, Feb. 12 and 13 from 12–1:30 p.m., MPRs
- Green Dot Undergraduate Student Certification, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Featherman 120.
Register for Green Dot Undergraduate Certification.
- Green Dot Two-Part Undergraduate Student Certification March 4 and 12, 5:30–8 p.m., Featherman 120.
Register for Green Dot Two-Part Undergraduate Student Certification.