People watching presentation during Green Dot training

Campus community members complete Green Dot Facilitator Training

In late July, 32 Case Western Reserve University staff and faculty members participated in Green Dot Facilitator Training.

Recognizing that everyone is a potential bystander to gender-based violence, Green Dot is a comprehensive bystander intervention program that seeks to engage campus community members and equip them with the skills to address situations from a bystander’s perspective. Case Western Reserve University announced it received a grant to implement the program in May.

Of the 32 campus community members who participated in the on-campus training, which consisted of four full days of Green Dot strategy training, 30 completed certification and are now certified to launch the Green Dot bystander intervention program on campus.

Moving forward, this group, in addition to the seven campus community members previously trained (for a total of 37), can facilitate faculty/staff overviews, faculty/staff bystander intervention workshops and student bystander intervention workshops.

“Green Dot training was an insightful, intentional and transformational experience,” Naomi Sigg, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, said. “I believe the CWRU community will benefit from the Green Dot curriculum, which equips participants with important knowledge around power-based personal violence and skills to be positive bystanders able to shift the culture of violence in our communities.

In addition, six individuals from other area institutions completed the training on campus. These individuals came from Lakeland Community College, Capital University, Cuyahoga Community College and Notre Dame College.

The 37 Green Dot facilitators at CWRU are:

  • Laura Adams, School of Medicine
  • Luke Ahrens, Residence Life
  • Betsy Banks, Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
  • Sharon Bramante, Campus Ministry
  • Diana Fox, Graduate Studies, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Janice Gerda, Student Affairs
  • Adrian Griffin, Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
  • Jordan Haidet, Student Affairs Assessment
  • Sarah Hill, University Counseling Services
  • Amie Jackson, Greek Life
  • Leslie Johnson, Case School of Engineering
  • Katie Keane, Development for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jamie Linn, Greek Life
  • Jessie Lombardi, University Health and Counseling Services
  • Angela Lowery, Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
  • Maryann McGlenn, University Health and Counseling Services
  • Sonia Mahabir, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Ali Martin Scoufield, Office of Title IX
  • Elisaida Mendez, University Health and Counseling Services
  • Megan Miller, Weatherhead School of Management-Undergraduate and Integrated Studies
  • Simona Mkrtschjan, University Health and Counseling Services
  • Vicki Moore-Holzhauer, University Health and Counseling Services
  • George O’Connell, Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Dean Patterson, Student Affairs
  • Kathy Petras, First-Year Experience and Family Programs
  • Eboni Porter, Educational Services for Students
  • Alli Prelosky, First-Year Experience and Family Programs
  • Robert Prezioso, Facilities
  • Elisabeth Roccoforte, LGBT Center
  • Cami Ross, Center for International Affairs
  • Danielle Sabo, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • Kim Scott, Office of Title IX
  • Naomi Sigg, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Patricia Sinclair, University Health and Counseling Services
  • Matthew Smith, School of Graduate Studies
  • Heather Terry, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • Yingli Wolinsky, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Those looking to learn more about the Green Dot program and how they can get involved can email