UNLV Green Dot is built on the simple premise that while no one can do everything it takes to end Power-Based Personal Violence, everyone can do something. A “Green Dot” is any behavior or choice that promotes safety for all of us and communicates utter intolerance for any form of violence. A green dot is pulling a friend out of a high risk situation – posting a story about bystander intervention on Facebook – donating a few dollars to your local center – displaying an awareness poster in your office – wearing your green dot shirt – getting someone else to step in even if you can’t... A green dot is simply your individual choice at any given moment to make our community safer.
Since our rollout in 2014 and public launch in 2015, we have:
- Certified 176 students in Green Dot Bystander Intervention
- Trained 62 personnel representing 50 departments in Green Dot
for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Training
- Had 65 UNLV Alum take Green Dot with them into the world beyond UNLV
“I feel and know that a safer and more knowledgeable campus is possible!”October 2016 Student Trainee
“Green Dot is providing us with the opportunity to impact and make positive change.”August 2016 Staff Trainee
“What I like to remember is that it's about the little steps we take in helping better our community that can create a chain reaction.”April 2016 Student Trainee
Request an Overview Speech or Outreach Table
Overview speeches introduce the basic elements of Green Dot, the role of individuals as bystanders, and immediate reactive and proactive behaviors that attendees can begin to put into practice with no further training. Presentations last anywhere from 10 to 50 minutes depending on your group size and time availability.
Green Dot is happy to table at your campus event. Due to staffing, at least two weeks’ notice is encouraged.
To book an Overview Speech or Outreach Table, fill out the short registration form:
Attend Faculty, Staff, and Administrator Training
Green Dot training for faculty, staff, and administrators is a 60-minute session that introduces the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing the culture that students exist within. The program is designed to help employees understand the expanded definition of “bystander” and to equip all university employees to integrate within their current job functions key behaviors that establish two norms: (1) violence won’t be tolerated, (2) everyone – including faculty, staff and administrators – does their part to keep the campus community free from violence and fear of violence.
Spring 2017 Training Dates
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 10am to 11am
Register for Student Bystander Training
Green Dot Student Training is an opportunity for UNLV students to learn the skills they need to safely intervene in potentially violent situations. Through videos, group conversations, discussions, scenarios, and interactive activities, we will learn how to detect a red dot (violence), the barriers that exist for all of us when we try to do green dots (intervene), and how to find the most helpful green dot for every situation. Training is 6 hours in length, offered in (2) 3-hour sessions, and food is provided!
Spring 2017 Dates
- Wednesday and Thursday, February 8th and 9th from 5:00-8:00pm each day.
- Wednesday and Thursday, March 1st and 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm each day.
- Administrator Toolkit
- Faculty Toolkit
- Student Affairs and Campus Engagement Staff Toolkit
- Resident Assistant Toolkit
- Scientific Basis
- Pre-Lecture PowerPoint for Faculty
The UNLV CARE Line (702-895-0602) is dedicated to helping victims, survivors, and secondary victims of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. For more information about the CARE Line and the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center visit https://www.unlv.edu/srwc/womens-center.