Carnegie Mellon University

Green Dot At a Glance 

The Green Dot Initiative aims to eliminate power-based personal violence (dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking) on our campus. One of the most important parts of this initative is imparting active bystander skills into our community. We offer trainings for staff,faculty, and students year-round in a variety of formats.  For more information about training and other  important aspects of Green Dot, see below. 

Green Dot at CMU

In the Media 

Green Dot is a national program with success stories across the nation. Take a look at the work being done right here at CMU. 

Stay up to date on the latest local, regional, and national happenings around power-based personal violence by following us on social media!

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Request a Training

We offer a variety of requestable trainings for staff, faculty, and students. See below for descriptions. Request a training.

Overview Talk 

Whether staff, faculty, or students are your audience, we can bring Green Dot to you with the Green Dot Overview Talk! This training is about an hour  in length and takes a look at the nuts and bolts of bystander intervention strategies and how to proactively shift our campus norms. This training requires a minimum of 10 participants. 

Bystander Training 

 Bystander training takes an in-depth approach to teaching active bystander intervention skills, as well as addressing strategies to proactively shift our campus norms. The bystander training is 3 hours for staff/faculty and 5 hours for students. Many ask what are the main differences between the Overview Talk and Bystander training.The bystander training contains a few elements not covered in the overview talk: warning signs of power-based personal violence, how to determine if intervening is necessary in an unclear situation, and how to talk to others about bystander intervention. This training requires a minimum of 15 participants. 



Stay Engaged

Below are a number of resources to help you stay engaged by doing proactive green dots.  


Green Dot is an evidence-based program with roots in primary education, but has shown to be succesful in many enviroments including colleges, the military, and communities. Take a look at some of the studies about Green Dot here.

What about right here on our own campus? Our first annual report on the implementation of Green Dot at CMU illustrates the progress we have made already. 


For more information about the national Green Dot program click here. 

If you have questions about Green Dot at CMU please contact