Green Dot for Staff and Faculty

At Saint Mary's College, we are choosing to help prevent violence from occuring by creating an enviroment of awareness and partnership, where we all look out for one another. With collective change and determination we can shift our culture away from violence and towards one of alliance and advocacy for active bystander intervention. It all starts with YOU and how YOU CHOOSE TO ACT.

Request a Green Dot Workshop

New to campus this year is a Green Dot Workshop! This is a one hour overview of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program, and is facillitated by our Green Dot team. We encourage all staff and faculty to at least experience this overview, and then carry on and complete the official Green Dot Training (offered throughout the year).

If you would like to start planning a workshop now please complete this form! You will be further contacted to continue scheduling through the email/information you provide on the form.


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.