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Title IX- Green Dot


About Green Dot


Visualize for a moment that unforgettable image of small red dots spreading across a computer generated map of the US‚ symbolizing the spread of some terrible epidemic – each tiny red dot representing an individual case. With disturbing speed‚ the three or four single dots multiply and spread until the whole map emits a red glow comprised of a zillion tiny dots. 

Now imagine for a moment a map North Central College. Each red dot on this map represents an act of power-based personal violence (sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, bullying) – or a choice to tolerate‚ justify or perpetuate this violence. A red dot is a rape – a red dot is a hit – a red dot is a threat – a red dot is an individual choice to do nothing in the face of a potentially high risk situation.

Green Dot

Now imagine adding a green dot in the middle of all those red dots on your map. A green dot is any behavior‚ choice‚ word‚ or attitude that promotes safety for all our citizens and communicates utter intolerance for violence. A green dot is pulling a friend out of a high risk situation – a green dot is donating a few dollars to your local service provider– a green dot is displaying an awareness poster in your room or residence hall – a green dot is putting a green dot message on your facebook page – a green dot is striking up a conversation with a friend or family member about how much this issue matters to you.

If we do not begin replacing moments of violence with moments of support and safety‚ then we will surely continue to have more than 1 in 4 women and countless men become victims of violence. A green dot is simply your individual choice at any given moment to make our world safer.

Register for or Request Training Here: Green Dot Training

Upcoming trainings are scheduled for:

  • February 4, 2018
  • April 14, 2018

All training sessions are held in the upper-level of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be served during all trainings.