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‘Green Dot’ workshop tackles the bystander effect

Kaitlyn Mitchell, Reporter October 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: The following article contains discussions of sexual violence and assault. The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services aimed to teach students how to respond when...

Location of the Kent State Women’s Center, which also houses the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services office (SRVSS). 

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services fully adapts to the pandemic with virtual programming

Anthony Elder Reporter March 13, 2021

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services continues to offer all of its advocacy and support programs despite the spread of COVID-19. Other than converting its programs to a virtual...

SRVSS moves Sexual Assault Awareness Month events online

Shelby ReevesReporter April 20, 2020

In America, an act of sexual assault happens on average once every 73 seconds. The Department of Justice says 80 percent of sexual violence cases go unreported. This could happen because survivors blame...

Members and executive board members of Sister Circle pose in front of the Green Dot backdrop on Sept. 28 in the Women’s Center.

Sister Circle executive board members become Green Dot Certified

Katia Rodriguez Diversity reporter September 28, 2019

Some of the executive board members of the women empowerment initiative, Sister Circle, made it their mission to become Green Dot certified on Sept. 28 to help prevent sexual harassment on campus.Latrice...

A group of participants take part in a training exercise during the Green Dot Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

Green Dot has biggest turnout yet for last workshop of semester

Madeline Pigott November 4, 2018

Green Dot hosted its final violence prevention workshop in Studio A at Twin Towers Center Saturday. Full tables of 60 eager minds learned how to prevent violence on Kent State's campus.The six hour workshop...

Starbucks shops on campus are teaming up with The Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) to raise awareness of sexual abuse.

Coffee sleeves and support services

Chloe Forbes April 11, 2018

When getting your morning coffee fix, you might have a noticed the regular brown coffee cup sleeve replaced with a white one.As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexual and Relationship Violence...

Sven Rundman, the project coordinator of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services, discusses the Green Dot program with students at an event in the Twin Towers Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

Green Dot event spurs ideas on preventing sexual abuse

Natalie Meek October 28, 2017

To conclude Sex Week, the introduction to Green Dot event encouraged attendees to become active preventers of sexual abuse Friday in Studio A of the Twin Towers.Sexual and Relationship Violence Support...

Green dot petition

Students create petition for mandatory FYE Green Dot training

Mckenzie Jean-Philippe January 22, 2017

During the Fall 2016 semester, Elizabeth Garlinger, Haley Kashi and Emily Bragg were presented with a project in associate professor James Ponder’s communication influence course: create a meaningful...

Green Dot creates bystander awareness

Ian Flickinger November 17, 2015

Green Dot approaches power-based personal violence from a unique angle: the bystander. Through skill-based education, Green Dot hopes to teach all members of the community, that there are ways to intervene.“(Green...

Green Dot to host student workshop

Carson Kleinman September 22, 2015

Green Dot will be holding a Student Success Series workshop on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 2-3 p.m. in Room 319 at the Kent State Student Center.This workshop will be available to all students to learn more...

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Suzy D’Enbeau and Kent State Marketing Assistant Taylor Nickel talk before a Green Dot session on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. This Green Dot meeting was a special CCI overview training session.

Green Dot session focus on prevention, intervention in violence

Alexis Wohler September 16, 2015

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) held a Green Dot overview training session for students to learn about violence prevention on Wednesday in Franklin Hall.The event aimed at students...

Natalie Davis (left) and Darian Stephens (right) discuss signs of stalking in their workbooks on March 5, 2015. Natalie and Darian along with their classmates are training to become Green Dot Certified.

Kent State works to prevent violence with Green Dot Week

Dana Miller September 7, 2015

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Service (SRVSS,) will hold its second annual Green Dot Week, Sept. 8 to Sept. 11.It will be held within the main campus, spreading awareness about...

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