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 1000 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 the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy to facilitate your class for you as part of the "Don’t Cancel That Class!" program. We 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 or 860-439-2235.

Staff, faculty and student training

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy provides training on the topics of dating, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to student, staff and faculty groups. If your group is interested in learning about any of these topics, please contact or call 860-439-2235.

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

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, the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy sponsors many events, including These Hands Don’t Hurt, Purple Ice Night, The Clothesline Project, Purple Ribbon Campaign, film screenings, speakers, and more. 

To learn more or get involved, email

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is represented by a teal ribbon. Numerous events are sponsored during this month, including the campus Speak Out, Rock the Dot A Cappella Challenge, Supporting a Survivor Workshop, and "Coffee & Consent" workshops. 

To learn more or get involved, email