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.
Contact Green Dot
For more information, contact Christie Rishworth: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to speak with someone sooner, please call the RIC Health Services at
401-456-8055 and mention that it is in regards to Green Dot.
RIC’s Green Dot Training Team:
Nachel Motta – Residential Life
Ryan Porell – Psychologist at the Counseling Center
Christie Rishworth – Nurse Practitioner at Health Services
Sexual Assault: Resources and Support for Students
Sexual Assault Library Guide
Sexual Misconduct Brochure
Green Dot Toolkits
Green Dot Toolkits for Administration
Green Dot Toolkits for Faculty
Green Dot Toolkits for Student Affairs and Campus Engagement Staff
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