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What is Green Dot?

GREEN DOT is a prevention program focused on empowering bystanders to become active members in reducing power-based personal violence (PBPV) to make our college community a safer place to live, work, and attend school.

What is PBPV?
“Power-based personal violence is a form of violence that has as a primary motivator the assertion of power, control and/or intimidation in order to harm another. This includes partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other uses of force, threat, intimidation, or harassment of an individual. It also includes the use of alcohol or drugs to commit any of these acts. These acts are inclusive of acts committed by strangers, friends, acquaintances, intimates, or other persons. Men can be victims of power-based personal violence and this kind of violence can happen in gay and lesbian relationships, meaning offender and victim can be of either sex"

(Source: Ending Violence...One Green Dot at a Time, Dorothy J. Edwards, PhD)

At Anoka-Ramsey Community College we are passionate about introducing Green Dot, making it a standard in our community that whenever possible, we do something to end violence.

“No one has to do everything. Everyone has to do something”

What's your Green Dot?