The Case Western Reserve University Green Dot program offers multiple ways to get the university community involved in meeting the goal of preventing power-based personal violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic partner violence, stalking and harassment.

Green Dot is a national bystander intervention strategy to prevent power-based personal violence. It empowers participants to make observations, draw conclusions and take safe actions toward intervention in uncertain situations. Case Western Reserve University is becoming a Green Dot campus.

Green Dot organizers want to get the community involved through bystander intervention.

Faculty and staff can participate in upcoming overview sessions scheduled through May. Organizers hope to have 15 percent of faculty and staff participate in an overview session before the start of the fall semester, when Green Dot will begin offering bystander intervention workshops for students.

Open sessions will be held:

  • Friday, March 17, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248 (Flora Stone Mather Center for Women);
  • Friday, April 7, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Nord Hall, Room 356;
  • Wednesday, April 26, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248 (Flora Stone Mather Center for Women);
  • Thursday, May 4, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115; and
  • Wednesday, May 17, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248 (Flora Stone Mather Center for Women).

CWRU Green Dot also will schedule specific sessions for departments and groups. To RSVP for an open session or schedule one for a department or group, email greendot@case.edu or visit CWRU Green Dot on OrgSync.

In addition to promoting bystander intervention, student and staff representatives from various campus departments are designing a social norming campaign to affirm that violence is not tolerated in our community. The campaign involves photographing faculty, staff and students around campus and asking what kinds of violence we are committed to preventing in our community.

Faculty, staff and students interested in participating in the campaign can email greendot@case.edu or ali.scoufield@case.edu for additional information.

Representatives in the campaign come from the following departments:

  • Center for Civic Engagement & Learning
  • Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • Office of Greek Life
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of Residence Life
  • Office of Title IX
  • Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • School of Law
  • Student Activities & Leadership
  • Student Affairs Operations & Planning
  • University Health & Counseling Services

For more information about Green Dot, visit livethegreendot.com or check out CWRU Green Dot on Facebook and Instagram.