CWRU Green Dot training opportunities available to campus community

CWRU Green Dot is a bystander intervention training program that works with faculty, staff and students and promotes safe and comfortable ways of intervening in instances of power-based personal violence. Since becoming a Green Dot campus, more than 350 faculty and staff at CWRU have been trained in the Green Dot strategy. This fall, Green Dot will begin offering training for students.

Student Opportunities:

  • Invite CWRU Green Dot to share information briefly during a club or organization meeting, student leader orientation, or practice or chapter meeting. CWRU Green Dot can share basic information in about 15 minutes.
  • Attend a 1.5-hour Green Dot overview. Green Dot will offer open overviews throughout the year with various days and times. Student groups also can host these overviews for Green Dot to come to them at the date and time that works for their schedule.
  • Get the full Green Dot experience by attending a bystander intervention workshop. Bystander intervention workshops are six hours long and are held on weekends. These are practical, skill-based workshops. Students leave with tangible skills to be both proactive and reactive to violence in the community. This is the most recommended form of Green Dot training.

Faculty/Staff Opportunities:

Green Dot’s goal is to train as many students as possible, but there will still be opportunities for faculty and staff.

Open sessions for faculty and staff who want to learn more about Green Dot will be held:

  • Today (Oct. 2) from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Tomlinson Hall, Room 135;
  • Jan. 11 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248); and
  • March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Thwing Center, Room 324.

CWRU Green Dot also can come into spaces by request. The group offers a 15-minute pitch, 1.5-hour overview and full bystander workshop and will work around schedules to pick the best date and time.

Those with questions and requests can email

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