Green Dot Initiative

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Certification

What is a Green Dot?

What is a Green Dot?

A green dot…

  • is any behavior, choice or action that promotes safety for everyone and communicates intolerance for sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
  • is intervening in a high-risk situation. A green dot is looking out for your friends at school or at a party. A green dot is positively influencing your social circles. A green dot is getting your student organization trained on green dot initiatives.
  • is your individual choice at any given moment to make our campus safer.

To see a short presentation that further explains Green Dot, please click here.

How can I get involved?

How can I get involved?

Take our Bystander Intervention Certification course with your friends. Our 5 1/2 hour training sessions will help you learn how to respond safely as a bystander to prevent imminent or potential acts of sexual or interpersonal violence on campus.

Bystander Intervention Certification training is an important part of Green Dot awareness efforts at OTC. Plus, involvement has its benefits. As more and more members of business and industry become aware of the importance of violence prevention, your certification in the nationally recognized Green Dot program will look great on your resume!

See training dates below.

Upcoming Events:

(TBD, Fall 2021) Join us on the OTC Plaza for the 3nd Annual Ozarks Regional Green Dot Corn Hole Tournament.  Watch as teams from OTC, Evangel, MSU, and SBU compete for the Green Dot Trophy and spread awareness of bystander intervention and our collaborative efforts to end campus violence.

In the meantime:

Training Dates:

  • Fall 2021 Green Dot Bystander Intervention Certification Training (Date TBD)

Bystander Professional Development:

For Spring 2021:

  • Dates coming soon