Green Dot Student Bystander Training

The Green Dot Bystander Student Training is designed for student leaders who want to enhance their influence to address power-based personal violence in the community and learn the skills necessary to be an active bystander in preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. This training includes individual reflection, small group interaction, and high energy activities.  It is designed with the bystander lens as the central frame of reference and guided by the question “What does the participant need to know in order to increase the likelihood of effective proactive and reactive bystander interventions in response to power-based personal violence?”  The training is comprised of 4 modules and is limited to 40 students.  

By attending this training, students will:

  • Understand the basic elements of cultural change and social movements
  • Recognize the behaviors that constitute dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as early warning signs of these types of violence and how to help a friend who has been impacted by violence
  • Identify the barriers that may prevent you from being an active bystander
  • Develop and use realistic intervention options for your unique set of barriers
  • Increase confidence and willingness to intervene in harmful situations
  • Engage your peers to take proactive steps in preventing sexual and relationship violence at Iowa State University 

Participants will receive (with completion):

  • A Green Dot Training Certificate
  • Iowa State Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) record
  • Green Dot apparel to wear around campus!
  • Free lunch or dinner and snacks
  • Opportunities for future Green Dot involvement and Student Wellness Volunteering


Green Dot Student Bystander Training Dates:

Split Dates

Monday, January 29 (4PM to 7PM) – Tuesday, January 30 (4PM to 6PM) – 0160 Carver Hall

Tuesday, February 6 (4PM to 7PM) & Thursday, February 8 (4PM to 6PM) – 1116 Sweeney Hall

Monday, February 12 (4PM to 7PM) – Tuesday, February 13 (4PM to 6PM) – CANCELLED

Tuesday, February 20 (4PM to 7PM) & Thursday, February 22 (4PM to 6PM) – 1116 Sweeney Hall

(In order to complete training on ‘split dates’, participants need to attend both sessions)


Full Day

Saturday, January 20 (9AM to 2PM) – FULL/CLOSED – UDCC 136

Saturday, April 7 (9AM to 2PM) – UDCC 136




To request an Green Dot Overview or Faculty/Staff Green Dot Bystander Training, please visit the Student Wellness Program Request Form.

Questions? Contact Jazzmine Brooks, Violence Prevention and Green Dot Coordinator at