About Green Dot at ISU
Green Dot at Iowa State University aims to decrease power-based personal violence on campus by utilizing education, outreach, and development as mechanisms for increasing awareness and competency around bystander intervention skills.
Green Dot at Iowa State aspires to:
- Integrate into all aspects of campus life,
- Increase faculty and staff support;
- Demonstrate cultural humility to better serve diverse populations; and
- Implement best practices to enhance programs and initiatives.
Why the Green Dot?
A green dot symbolizes a single moment in time that can be used to end perpetration or support victims of power-based personal violence. Through your words, choices and actions in any given moment, you can add a green dot to our map and make a difference. By interrupting a potential incidence of power-based personal violence, or a red dot, you increase community safety for everyone. If each of us adds 1 or 2 or 5 or 100 green dots, we will reduce the perpetration of violence–one green dot at a time.
Green dots are divided into two categories: proactive and reactive. Proactive green dots are things people can do to prevent power-based personal violence from happening; reactive green dots are things people can do to intervene in a red dot situation.
You can find examples of red dots, proactive and reactive green dots here.
For more information about resources for someone who has experienced power-based personal violence, please click here.
Green Dot at Iowa State
Green Dot at Iowa State would not be successful without our many campus and community partners. Green Dot is coordinated by Jazzmine Brooks, Violence Prevention and Green Dot Coordinator, alongside the supervision of Mark Rowe-Barth, Director of Student Wellness.
With over 50+ faculty and staff at Iowa State, Green Dot at Iowa state has the capability of implementing this program on a comprehensive level. Also, the Green Dot is supported by the Peer Wellness Educator program. These are 10 paid student leaders who specialize in violence prevention initiatives and programming along side Green Dot.