Green Dot for Staff and Faculty

College students are being harmed on college campuses everywhere, including ours.  Something unexpected can happen at any time to any one of us.  At Saint Mary’s College, we are choosing to do something to help prevent violence from occurring by creating an environment of awareness and partnership; where we all look out for one another.  We need your help to make this happen!  A culture of care needs more than just a few people doing big things but rather requires each of us to do a small thing to create a culture at Saint Mary’s where everyone is safe.  So what can you do to help?  A lot!!! 


Attend a Training

Are you interested in being more involved in Green Dot at SMC?  Consider attending a Green Dot Overview or training!  The staff and faculty trainings and overviews are designed to give you the skills you need in order to do green dots in your everyday life. You will learn to recognize Red Dot behavior and know what Reactive and Proactive Green Dots are and how they can make a difference here at SMC. If you are interested personally in attending a training or overview or you would like to schedule a training or overview for your department or just interested in learning more information, please email the Green Dot Team at  

Green Dots for Faculty

  • Get training on the warning signs of potential abuse or violence, and respond when you see them.
  • Include a statement on your course syllabus that expresses support for victims of violence and intolerance of all forms of violence.
  • Where appropriate, bring educational programming on interpersonal violence to your classes.
  • Where appropriate, include topics in your classes that address prevention and intervention of partner violence, sexual assault, stalking and bullying.
  • Make it clear to your students that if they are dealing with violence, you are a safe person to approach for support and referrals.
  • Become familiar with campus and community resources, and make referrals if needed.
  • Consider conducting research that furthers our understanding of violence prevention.
  • Assign readings or papers or journal topics on the issue of power-based personal violence.
  • Talk with faculty colleagues about the importance of prevention.

Green Dots for Staff/Administrators

  • Recognize risk factors associated with violence and ensure that faculty, staff and students are provided with adequate policy and training to respond.
  • Ensure adequate funding for prevention and intervention efforts.
  • Talk with colleagues about your personal commitment to violence prevention and Green Dot.
  • Integrate references to the Green Dot initiative and the importance of violence prevention into speeches and public addresses.
  • Educate yourself and your staff about sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and abuse.
  • Bring Green Dot training to your next staff meeting or in-service.
  • Ensure that you have effective policies in place to assure safety in the workplace and support victims of violence.