From kindergarten to commencement, we’re increasing community well-being through schools. Our flagship product for creating social change, the Green Dot program, has had an enormous impact in the education sector. Founded in the college setting, the program has since been adapted to be implemented across every educational age group. Each program is built to address the specific challenges and fully leverage the unique strengths of each developmental stage. By taking a lifespan approach, the Green Dot program provides a comprehensive strategy with the power to set norms, reduce violence, and create a culture of mutual respect and collective responsibility.



Green Dot for Kids teaches active bystander habits as early as Kindergarten—group bullying and cruel teasing do not have to be the norm for kids.

Middle School

Green Dot for Middle School lays the foundation for powerful prevention while students are forming their identities, a crucial point in human development.

High School

Green Dot for High School recognizes the power of peer influence, leverages the most influential students, and offers actionable solutions within a teen’s social realities.


Green Dot for College approaches all students, staff, administrators, and faculty as allies in order to create a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence.

Connecticut College

Partnering to end sexual and dating violence and stalking
on campus

Department of Justice

Partnering to create a primary prevention strategy that addresses sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.


Combating Sexual Assault and Misconduct
This report describes the policies and programs implemented and
reported through an institutional survey undertaken by Association of
American Universities (AAU) member universities to prevent and respond to
campus sexual assault and misconduct. The report’s findings are divided into
six sections, representing the range of actions to address sexual assault and misconduct.
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Evaluation of Green Dot: An Active Bystander Intervention to Reduce Sexual Violence on College Campuses
This study reports on the impact of the Green Dot bystander strategy on the University of Kentucky campus and indicates that Green Dot significantly increased both observed and actual active bystander behaviors in the general population of UK students.
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Green Dot Effective at Reducing Sexual Violence
This press release explains the findings of a 5-year, CDC funded study of the implementation of the Green Dot strategy in Kentucky high schools.
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Challenge and Opportunity in Evaluating a Diffusion-Based Active Bystander Prevention
This article explores the methodology of a 5-year, CDC funded study of the Green Dot bystander program as it is implemented in high schools across Kentucky. It is the first of several articles in this special issue of the Violence Against Women journal which discusses the evaluation of Green Dot in high schools.
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Evaluation of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention to Reduce Interpersonal Violence Among College Students Across Three Campuses
This study compared rates of violence by type among undergraduate students attending a college campus with the Green Dot bystander intervention with students at two colleges without bystander programs and explains that victimization rates were significantly lower among students attending the campus with Green Dot relative to the two other campuses.
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Multi-College Bystander Intervention Evaluation for Violence Prevention
This study provides a multi-year evaluation of the impact of Green Dot on reducing interpersonal violence victimization and perpetration behavior on college campuses. It indicates the strategy was effective in lowering both perpetration and victimization of sexual violence and other related forms of interpersonal violence.
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From Empower to Green Dot: Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned in Developing Comprehensive Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Programming
This case study describes Kentucky’s partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EMPOWER (Enhancing and Making Programs Work to End Rape) program to enhance the mission and services of existing rape crisis centers to include comprehensive primary prevention programming to reduce rates of sexual violence perpetration. The planning for and implementation of the 5-year, randomized control trial of the Green Dot strategy in Kentucky high schools is described.
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