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Green Dot Ambassadors

The Green Dot Ambassadors are a group of student peer-leaders who have made a commitment to interrupt behaviors and ideas that create a dangerous and hostile environment for all.  They host events throughout the year that look at Tufts social culture and name observed behaviors that students could interrupt. The Ambassadors teach the community ways to intervene based on their safety, personality and comfort level to create a safer campus.

Emma Seymour

Green Dot Ambassador Coordinator ’21
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John LaLime

Green Dot Ambassador Coordinator ’21
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The Green Dot Approach

Think of a map of our campus and yourself in the middle of it. Red dots indicate sexual misconduct that happens on campus. This could be sexual harassment, sexist jokes, stalking, dating violence and/or sexual assault. There are more of us at Tufts that are not perpetrating sexual misconduct and are against this behavior. How do we make ourselves known on this map? By being green dots. A Green Dot is someone who has gone through a green dot training and knows the many ways they could interrupt sexual misconduct from happening on campus. It starts from creating a community and culture where this behavior is unacceptable.

Green Dot has two active approaches to preventing sexual misconduct:

Pro-Active Approach:

  • Being prepared to respond appropriately should someone disclose sexual misconduct; knowing our campus and off-campus resources; understanding how our reporting & adjudication process works; recognizing the difference between mandatory reporters and confidential resources.
  • Actively unpacking and changing our community norms, societal structures and social traditions that give permission for sexual misconduct to occur.
  • Being a visible supporter by wearing/displaying green dot gear to symbolize a willingness to help and a commitment to actively prevent sexual misconduct

Reactive Approach:

  • Recognizing sexual misconduct and evaluating all the options of interrupting the behaviors and committing to do something or get help