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Sexual Assault

If you are a survivor of sexual assault or any sexualized violence, you may have many feelings and experiences, including

  • • Numbness and/or shock
  • • Helplessness
  • • Fear and/or anxiety
  • • Guilt, self-blame, and/or shame
  • • Difficulty sleeping or eating
  • • Academic difficulty and/or difficulty with attention and focus
  • • Use of substances to manage painful feelings

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Green Dot at RIC

About Green Dot

“The power of the Green Dot is simple: Red dots bad. Green dots good. You decide.”
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Green Dot is a prevention program that works to reduce the prevalence of power-based personal violence such as sexual assault, stalking and bullying. While red dots on a community map symbolize acts of violence, green dots symbolize actions that prevent violence before it occurs. The Green Dot philosophy is based on the idea that individual safety is a community resp​onsibility.


As a Green Dot campus, Rhode Island College hopes to empower its community members to take actions that will decrease the likelihood of power-based personal violence. Green Dot facilitators offer trainings on the three basic strategies for bystanders to intervene in a safe, effective and comfortable way:

  • Direct – Directly interact with a potential perpetrator/victim.
  • Distract – Create a diversion to defuse a potentially problematic situation.
  • Delegate – Ask someone to help with the situation.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Training sessions introduce the concepts of green dots and red dots, explore prevention strategies available to bystanders and discuss possible barriers to successful intervention.

Student Training:

  • Receive Official Green Dot Certification!
    October 16, 2017
    4-9 p.m.
    Faculty Center Main Dining Room
    Dinner Included!

Please RSVP by Oct. 10th*

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Faculty and Staff Training:

  • To be determinedOutside Link

*Please register by the deadline. Please understand that Green Dot requires a minimum of 15 trainees per session.  Please RSVP to secure a training spot.  If we do not meet the minimum trainees registered by May 10th we may have to cancel the session.

Contact Green Dot

For more information, contact A Green Dot team member will reply within 5-7 business days. If you need to speak with someone sooner, please call the Counseling Center at 401-456-8094 and mention that it is in regards to Green Dot.

RIC’s Green Dot Training Team:

  • Michael Giacalone – Student Activities
  • Nachel Motta – Residential Life
  • Ryan Porell – Psychologist at the Counseling Center
  • Christie Rishworth – Nurse Practitioner at Health Services
  • Lindsay Scarpaci - Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities


Outside Link Sexual Assault Library Guide

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

RIC Health Services 401-456-8055
RIC Counseling Center 401-456-8094
RIC Security and Safety 401-456-8201
RIC Women's Center 401-456-8474
RIC Residential Life and Housing 401-456-8240
Providence Police Department 401-272-1111
North Providence Police 401-231-4533
R.I. State Police 401-444-1111
Women & Infants Hospital 401-274-1100
Roger Williams Hospital 401-456-2000
Rhode Island Hospital 401-444-5411
Sexual Assault and Trauma 401-421-4100 (24 hour hotline)
Resource Center of RI 1-800-494-8100 (helpline)

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Page last updated: June 16, 2017