For Students

How to Help a Friend

How do I respond when a friend or partner discloses they’ve experienced relationship or sexual violence? What should I say? What should I do? Sometimes the answers to these questions are different than what we think we should do. This workshop explores barriers survivors have to seeking support and identifies helpful approaches to supporting your friend or partner.

Green Dot LogoGreen Dot Bystander Engagement

Green Dot is a movement, a program, and an action. The aim of Green Dot is to prevent and reduce power-based personal violence at Dickinson by engaging students as active bystanders who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence. The Green Dot movement is about gaining a critical mass of students, staff and faculty who are willing to do their small part to actively and visibly reduce power-based personal violence at Dickinson.

Peer Educator Training

This training takes place over a weekend retreat where students interested in serving as peer educators learn the information necessary to discuss some of the dynamics of sexual and dating violence, consent, bystander engagement, and serve as a good resource for their peers who may experience sexual or dating violence. 

RA Training

This training provides RAs with the information necessary to serve as a good resource for their peers who may experience sexual or dating violence. Information on basic dynamics of sexual and dating violence as well as knowledge of campus and community resources is covered.

First-Year Student Orientation

First-year students learn about their role in being an engaged bystander at Dickinson and how they can prevent power-based personal violence through interrupting potential acts of violence before they happen. Through participating in extended orientation learning opportunities, students learn more about relationship dynamics, consent, and resources available to students.