The University’s violence prevention strategy, Green Dot, reminds all of us that we have the power to prevent violence through taking action and intervening in situations that have the potential to cause harm, according to Kristina Houck, health center. During last week’s Orientation, incoming freshmen were invited to join in defining violence prevention as a community responsibility, ensuring that fewer people are affected by violence at UP.
The Green Dot Team thanks all faculty, staff and administrators who have joined us in conveying to the entire community that we are all committed to doing our part to prevent violence. If you haven’t yet, please consider displaying a poster in your office, including a statement of support in your e-mail signature line, adding a message about preventing violence to your syllabus or student worker materials, or simply adding a green dot to PowerPoint slides used in presentations.
To assist you in demonstrating your commitment to preventing violence, the team has created a Green Dot media kit with suggestions and materials for your use. It is available for download at www.up.edu/greendot on the ‘What Can I Do?’ page alongside the faculty and staff tool kit. If you need of a poster for your office, please e-mail Houck at firstname.lastname@example.org.