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Promoting a healthy community free of abuse and violence at the University of Virginia


There are two types of trainings available for University students, faculty, and staff.

Overview Talks

The Green Dot overview talk is a 45-minute interactive talk that introduces the basic elements of bystander intervention. The overview talk includes time for participants to engage with each other and practice some skill-building and can be requested by any student group, including but not limited to, CIOs, residence halls, sororities, fraternities, and club sports teams. Overview talks also can be requested for academic classes and for faculty and staff. A minimum of a three-week notice is required.

Request an Overview Talk

Bystander Trainings

The Green Dot bystander training is an interactive six-hour training designed to give participants space to learn and practice realistic bystander intervention strategies. The training includes brief lecture, individual reflection, small group interaction, and high-energy activities. No previous experience or training is required to participate in a bystander training. Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in either the student or the faculty/staff training. Trainings are scheduled in advance for each semester.

Sign up for a Student Bystander Training

Sign up for a Faculty/Staff Bystander Training