The launch event for the University’s Green Dot violence prevention initiative will take place on Wednesday, January 30, at 8 p.m., in the Pilot House Cove, according to Kristina Houck, health center. Green Dot is a comprehensive bystander intervention program that encourages individuals to intervene in incidents of power-based personal violence, such as stalking, dating violence, sexual assault, and rape. All faculty and staff are welcome and are asked to help spread the word and encourage students to attend.
Martin Monto, sociology, and Kristina Houck, health center, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) to apply methods to reduce violence at UP. Research done by Monto prior to the implementation of Green Dot will allow the University to more accurately report its effectiveness. Additional Green Dot training sessions will also be available later this semester. For more information, visit www.up.edu/greendot or contact Houck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7134.