What is a green dot?
Green Dot is a comprehensive violence prevention strategy that depends on the power of bystanders to prevent violence and shift social and cultural norms.
A green dot is an action someone can take to stop a red dot from happening. Green dots are also actions someone can take to create a culture where red dots are not accepted.
Examples of Green Dots include:
- Letting a friend or colleague know when you are concerned about them or notice a behavior change
- Sharing resources both on and off-campus
- Calling your RA or Campus Safety when you see a dangerous situation
- Making sure an intoxicated friend or colleague gets home safely
- Telling someone that their sexist joke isn’t funny
What is a red dot?
A single red dot is an action that does harm. Enough single red dots add up and create a culture that allows unacceptable rates of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
Green Dot relies on the premise that if everyone does their small part and commits to individual responsibility, the combined effect is a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence. Luther has not been immune to the impact and feelings associated with sexual violence on our campus. However, collectively as a community, we can work together to improve upon our knowledge, skills, and resources to further address and prevent this harm.