A St. Mary’s Student
Another great Green Dot!
A St. Mary’s Student
Awesome Green Dot! Do you have a Green Dot you’d like to share? Send us a message!
We are a community, and every individual in the community can help keep our campus safe. It may seem small, or insignificant at the time, but every time you intervene you are contributing to something big and beautiful.
To all of the folks out there who do Green Dots (Direct, Distract, Delegate), thank you.
Trigger Warning: Descriptions of incidents involving sexual violence
This is a really important article discussing the cases of two students, one at Vanderbilt and one at Amherst, who were treated improperly after reporting or seeking help after experiencing sexual violence.
Read the article. Know your rights. St. Mary’s is pretty unique in that it provides many resources for victims (like the First Responders) that other colleges don’t have, but know that if you are treated improperly, Title IX lets you do something about it.
People do a lot of wonderful things for each other on our campus.
When has someone helped you out of a bad situation?
When has someone intervened in a situation and done a Green Dot for you?
Please send us a message on Facebook or Tumblr and tell us! Don’t forget to send us the Green Dots that you do this weekend so we can repost them!
I hope everyone is surviving their projects and midterms! :) Have fun this weekend, and remember to send us a message about any bystander interventions you’ve done or your friends have done!
Here’s an article about different types of stalkers. Remember that stalking can be a serious problem and can affect the physical and mental health of a person being stalked. If you or someone you know is experiencing stalking, call the First Responder Network.
Good advice for helping friends or partners who’ve experienced sexual violence.
If you or one of your friends did a Green Dot last night, send us a message on Tumblr or Facebook and tell us about it! We’ll repost it with identifying information taken out.
Sexfest: Sexual Festival. A place where one gathers funny, kinky, healthy sexual knowledge.
"Did you know that Sexfest is happening tomorrow in upper Monty from 1-4:30?"
"Just hearing that made me consider having consensual sex with you"
"And did you know that the speaker is talking about ‘Kinky Basics’ at 4:30 in Monty 25?"
"Sweet sassy molassy…. Can we attend and then go somewhere private?"
(chuckling and clinking of tumblers)
Hallowgreens is almost here! Remember to check in with your friends, intervene when you see sketchy situations, and do all of the little things to keep each other safe.
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
― Helen Keller
Partner violence awareness month is almost over, but keep in mind that abuse between partners can be cyclical and can reappear over and over in an abusive relationship.
Please contact the Counseling Center at 240-895-4289 or the First Responders at 301-904-4215 if you or someone you know is experiencing partner violence.