Green Dot at RIC
About Green Dot
“The power of the Green Dot is simple: Red dots bad. Green dots good. You decide.”
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 responsibility.
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.
- Receive Official Green Dot Certification!
October 16, 2017
Faculty Center Main Dining Room
Please RSVP by Oct. 10th*
Faculty and Staff Training:
To be determined
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Sexual Assault Library Guide
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
|RIC Health Services
|RIC Counseling Center
|RIC Security and Safety
|RIC Women's Center
|RIC Residential Life and Housing
|Providence Police Department
|North Providence Police
|R.I. State Police
|Women & Infants Hospital
|Roger Williams Hospital
|Rhode Island Hospital
|Sexual Assault and Trauma
||401-421-4100 (24 hour hotline)
|Resource Center of RI
Rhode Island College Annual Security Report