Green Dot Violence Prevention Program

A green dot is any choice, behavior, word or attitude that promotes safety for everyone and communicates utter intolerance for power-based personal violence in our Iowa State University community. A green dot is anything you do to make our community safer.

Green Dot Website


Green Dot student leaders will be giving out Green Dot Day 2019 stickers, buttons, and Green Dot cookies outside Student Services Building (Pearson Hall side) between 11am to 1pm. Please encourage your students to stop by and grab Green Dot swag to promote Year 3 of Creating Culture Change and Ending Power Based Personal Violence on our campus. Feel free to send any interested student leaders in your area to assist in passing out Green Dot gear.


#WhyIStayed: Domestic Violence as a Community Issue

Green Dot at Iowa State in collaboration with Iowa State Lecture Series will host Beverly Gooden, renowned social activist and creator of the #WhyIStayed hashtag and global movement, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In this radical talk, Gooden challenges the question “Why did he/she stay?” and reveals how the current way we interact with survivors is a house of cards. From faulty blame attribution, to designating only men as abusers, it’s easy to overlook the sheer volume of domestic violence when the issue has historically been framed as “them” and not “us”.

Tuesday, October 15th

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Meet and greet with refreshments follows lecture

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Sponsors – Dean of Students, Lecture Series, Office of Equal Opportunity, ISUPD, ACCESS


#WhyIStayed: Lunch and Learn w/ Beverly Gooden

Supporting Student Survivors of Violence

We invite individuals interested in learning about how to support student survivors and folks currently doing work as campus and community support agents (advisors, residence life, police, advocates, educators, merit staff, etc). This event is ONLY for All Iowa State University Faculty, Staff, Administrators and surrounding Community Agencies. Attendees need to RSVP using this link ( Maximum attendees is 60. Lunch is provided.


Green Dot Student Bystander Training

Designed for student leaders who want to enhance their influence to address power-based personal violence in the community and learn the skills necessary to be an active bystander in preventing sexual violence relationship violence, and stalking.

Participants will receive (with completion):
A Green Dot Training Certificate
Iowa State Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) record
Green Dot apparel to wear around campus!
Free lunch or dinner and snacks
Opportunities for future Green Dot involvement and Student Wellness Volunteering

Saturday, October 5
Tuesday, November 5 + Wednesday, November 6
Tuesday, March 10 + Wednesday, March 11
Saturday, April 11