Green Dot

Green Dot is a national program, implemented by the College in 2010, that trains students in bystander intervention. Through the program, students, faculty and staff are trained to help prevent power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. A "Green Dot" is defined as any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that counters or displaces a "red dot" of violence, promoting safety for everyone and communicating utter intolerance for sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking. More than 700 students, faculty and staff members have been trained.

Don’t Cancel That Class! A program for faculty

Are you a faculty member who's going to be away on a conference? Stuck in traffic on 95 and probably won't make it to class? Invite Think S.A.F.E. to facilitate your class for you as part of the "Don’t Cancel That Class!" program. Think S.A.F.E. will work with you to finalize a topic and work it into your curriculum, whether it relates to sexual assault, dating violence and stalking, or if you would like to introduce Green Dot to your students. For more information, contact Darcie Folsom at darcie.folsom@conncoll.edu or 860-439-2219.

Staff, faculty and student training

Think S.A.F.E. provides training on the topics of dating, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to man student, staff and faculty groups. If your group is interested in learning about any of these topics, please contact Darcie Folsom at darcie.folsom@conncoll.edu or 860-439-2219.

Groups we have trained:

  • Campus Safety
  • Dean’s Grievance and Judicial Boards
  • Residential Education & Living staff, including Housefellows and Floor Governors
  • ALANA Big Sibs
  • Student advisers
  • New and transfer students at Orientation
  • Peer Educators

Residence hall programs

We also offer the following student programs in the residence halls:

  • Basics of dating violence, sexual assault or stalking
  • How to help a friend
  • Gender in the media
  • Awareness events like "These Hands Don’t Hurt"
  • Discussions about how to be an activist

Contact us for more ideas or to customize or create one of your own program!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) since 1987 and is signified by a purple ribbon. To raise awareness during this time, Think S.A.F. E. sponsors many events, including These Hands Don’t Hurt, The Clothesline Project, Purple Ribbon Campaign, speakers, etc.

To learn more or get involved, email ThinkSAFE@conncoll.edu.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, which is represented by a teal ribbon. Numerous events are sponsored during this month, including the White Ribbon Campaign, which engages men in the fight against sexual assault; the Teal Ribbon Campaign; Take Back The Night, and more.

To learn more or get involved, email ThinkSAFE@conncoll.edu.

Think S.A.F.E. programs are also regularly listed on the Connecticut College Online Calendar of Events.