Not on Our Grounds is a University of Virginia initiative dedicated to ending power-based personal violence through a series of strategic prevention efforts. Learn more.
Sign up for an in-depth training session to provide knowledge and skills to increase proactive and reactive bystander behaviors.
Sign up for a 45-minute presentation that introduces the basic elements of Green Dot and a common language we can use at UVA.
There are many student organizations around Grounds that provide resources and trainings to the University community.
Green Dot is a bystander intervention program designed to prevent power-based personal violence by increasing positive bystander behaviors. The topics covered within power-based personal violence are sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Green Dot trainings provide participants with the skills to know how and when to safely intervene in a concerning situation.
#HOOSGotYourBack is a bystander intervention awareness campaign that began in 2014 to engage the broader community in the importance of being active bystanders. The campaign is a partnership between UVA departments and local merchants to promote a community of active bystanders that believes it is everyone's responsibility to maintain a safe environment. Central components of the campaign include coordinated days in which everyone wears the #HOOSGotYourBack T-shirts, training opportunities for UVA departments and local merchants, and the annual student Pledge Day.
- 94% of UVA students intervene when they notice a problem*
- 2K+ have signed the pledge
- 45 bystander trainings
*From the February 2017 Health Survey with responses from 1,010 UVA students
I Pledge to...
Sexual and gender-based violence will not end until we, as members of the University of Virginia community, accept responsibility to become part of the solution. That responsibility encompasses words, actions, and beliefs that directly combat sexual violence and help to build a safer community.