Becoming a Green Dot Facilitator

Green Dot Institutes (train the trainers) are conducted on the Texas A&M University campus every two years.  Our next Institute will be held June 1-4, 2020. We are always looking for new facilitators at the Texas A&M University.  If you would like to talk to someone about becoming a Green Dot Facilitator, contact the Health Promotion Office at or 979.845-0280.  During the fall semester, we will be updating information on this page to reflect the 2020 Green Dot Institute.

Summer 2018 Green Dot Institute

The Green Dot Strategy is a new and innovative approach to violence prevention. Green Dot harnesses the power of individual choices to shift social norms, resulting in broad-based culture change. Green Dot is based on a wealth of interdisciplinary research including social change theory, diffusion of innovation, communication, marketing, bystander intervention, and perpetration patterns.

Like our last training in June 2016, we have opened the 2018 training to employees at Texas A&M systems schools who would like to implement Green Dot on their campus.

Those who become Green Dot facilitators are expected to be able to present the Green Dot curriculum to students, faculty, and staff. While previous public speaking experience is not required, the ability and willingness to present in front of audience is a necessary trait for Green Dot facilitators.

This 4-day training certifies participants to implement the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy on their college campus. Components of the training include:

  • A comprehensive review of the research and theories which inform the Green Dot Strategy.
  • Elements of the Green Dot Strategy and curriculum.
  • Developing an implementation plan.

Attendees experience an interactive and intriguing 4 days of training which inspire renewed hope and a vision for a safer world.

Participants must attend the entire training (4 days in June from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily) to become a Green Dot College Facilitator.

Participants must also read the following Green Dot Waiver prior to registering:

Green Dot Waiver

Questions about the Green Dot Institute should be directed to

Participants from Texas A&M University – College Station

Cost of registration is $275. Before registering for the Green Dot Institute, you, your direct supervisor, and your department head must sign the Green Dot Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines your responsibilities as a Green Dot Facilitator. In addition, please complete the application found at the back of the MOU. Email the MOU and application to Once your MOU and application have been received, you will be notified within two business days regarding the status of your application.

2018-2020 Green Dot MOU

Participants from other Texas A&M University System Schools

Cost of registration is $550. Participants representing System Schools other than Texas A&M University – College Station must be approved by their school’s point of contact before registering for the training.  The Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy is designed to be coordinated by a team.  Having a central point of contact who is aware of all Green Dot Trained Facilitators on their campus ensures the greatest probability of program success.

System School Points of Contact

If you do not see a point of contact for your university listed below, or you are the point of contact for a university and are not listed, please contact Ryan Jackson, Assistant Coordinator for CLEAR, at or 979.845.6241.

Prairie View A&M University: Alexia M. Taylor, MHA CCEP | EEO Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator | | 936.261.2123

Tarleton State University: Caris Thetford | Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention Program Coordinator | | 254.968.0779

Texas A&M International University: Mayra Hernandez | Director of Student Conduct and Community Engagement | | 956.326.2288

Texas A&M University – Central Texas:

Texas A&M University – Commerce:

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi:

Texas A&M University – Galveston:

Texas A&M University – Kingsville:

Texas A&M University – McAllen:

Texas A&M University – San Antonio:

Texas A&M University School of Law:  Rosalind M Jeffers, Esq. | Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Director, Equal Justice Program | | 817.212.4020

Texas A&M University – Texarkana:

West Texas A&M University:


Registration for the 2018 Institute is now closed. We hope you will be able to join us again in 2020!

For registrants local to College Station, remember you must complete the 2018-2020 Green Dot MOU, located earlier on this page before registering. The MOU must be signed by you, your supervisor, and the director of your department and then sent to

Register for the Green Dot Institute

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms for our out of town attendees. The room block is located at:

The George Hotel
180 Century Court
College Station, TX, 77840

Located in Century Square directly across from the Texas A&M Campus surrounded by restaurants and retail The George is the newest luxury hotel in College Station.

Make your reservations online at using group code GDI780 or calling reservations toll free at 844-599-3871 by May 14th to receive the discounted group rates.