There are different options to engage with our Green Dot bystander intervention program.
- As an individual: Health Promotion hosts one open, 3.5-hour in-person bystander intervention training and one 90-minue virtual overview during the fall and spring semesters. These opportunities are free and any active Texas A&M University student may attend. Registration is required, and can be completed using our registration form on this website.
- As a student organization, class, or department: If you are teaching a class, part of a student organization or group, or looking for professional development opportunities for your department, you may request a training or overview for a date & time that fits your schedule. These opportunities are free, and your options include a 60-minute or 90-minute overview (virtual or in-person) where a Green Dot facilitator will provide a basic introduction to Green Dot concepts and how to be an active bystander, or you may request a 3.5-hour training (in-person only) where two facilitators will lead your group through an in-depth, interactive training on bystander intervention in the context of sexual violence prevention. A submission form is required at least two weeks in advance of your preferred date of instruction, and can be completed using our request form on this website.
Green Dot Overview
An overview is 60-90 minutes for student audiences, and 90-minutes long for faculty/staff/administrative audiences. The overview may be delivered via Zoom or in-person by a trained facilitator. The overview is intended to provide basic knowledge and strategies for how to safely & effectively intervene when witnessing an act of power-based personal violence. Participants will identify warning signs of sexual violence, dating violence & abuse, domestic violence & abuse, and stalking; become more self-aware of barriers that prevent them from taking action in these situations; explore intervention strategies that are realistic for them in different contexts; identify pro-social behaviors to use in every day practice that establish norms that are intolerant of violence.
Green Dot Training
The training is 3.5-hour presentation delivered in person by two trained facilitators. The training is designed to build a thorough understanding of the national Green Dot bystander intervention strategy, and equip participants with an advanced skillset to be responsibly reactive and proactive in sustaining norms on our campus that are intolerant of power-based personal violence. Participants will connect more consciously to their opinions regarding the role and responsibility of the bystander; be able to define sexual assault, dating violence & abuse, domestic violence & abuse, and stalking, and identify warning signs associated with each; recognize barriers that may prevent them from intervening in these situations; develop realistic intervention strategies given their unique set of barriers; understand the basic elements of culture change and engage others in this change through their social networks/spheres of influence.