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Green Dot

A national violence prevention program, Green Dot was implemented at Salve Regina in 2016 with the initial training of 22 staff members as certified instructors. Green Dot is a comprehensive approach to power-based personal violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influences. The program targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them through awareness, education and skills practice. Green Dot training seeks to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking on campus.

Students, faculty and staff are trained in bystander techniques and skills to aid in the prevention of violence both on and off campus. A "green dot" is defined as any behavior, choice, word or attitude that counters or displaces a "red dot" of violence.

No one has to do everything…
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What's your Green Dot?


Our Green Dot certified instructors provide training to staff, faculty and students.

There are two types of trainings:

  • One-hour overview training
  • Five-hour bystander intervention training

Groups we have trained:

  • Resident Advisors
  • Orientation leaders
  • Peer mentors
  • Student ambassadors
  • Student athletes
  • Faculty/staff (including student organization advisors and department chairs)
  • Athletic coaches and trainers

If you are interested in training your group, please email