Green Dot

Green Dot

What is Green Dot?

Green Dot is a violence prevention program developed to keep our campus safe and create a culture that does not tolerate violent acts. Green Dot is powered by each one of us and simple shared vision to make our community a safer place.

What does Green Dot mean by violence?

The focus of Green Dot is power-based personal violence. This includes partner violence, sexual violence, bullying, stalking or abuse as well as many other forms of violence.

How does Green Dot work?

Green Dot is about changing the culture of our community. We can stop violence and each of us is part of the solution. Green Dot depends on each of us doing something every day to promote a violence-free campus.

What is a Green Dot?

A Green Dot is something that promotes safety and communicates intolerance of any form of violence. This can be something proactive, such as posting a message about violence prevention on Facebook or hanging a green dot poster in your office. Or this could be something reactive, such as calling campus security when you see a high risk situation or checking in a friend who may be experiencing violence at home. 

What is a Red Dot?

A red dot is any form of violence or a choice to tolerate, justify or perpetuate this violence.  Cruel teasing, sexual assault, hitting, threatening or spreading rumors are all examples of red dots. A red dot is also when someone makes the choice to do nothing when they see any act of violence occur.

Local Resource Guide

Being a survivor of a traumatic event can feel isolating and overwhelming. You are not alone. According to a student survey conducted in 2010, approximately 1 in 5 Anoka Technical College students have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime and 1 in 3 Anoka Technical College students have experienced partner violence in their lifetime. Counseling Services are available to help you locate the resources you need and offer you support at this challenging time.

The counselor may be able to see you on a walk-in basis in the Student Success Center (suite 190). To set up an appointment with the counselor please call 763-576-4795 or stop by the Student Success Center Information Desk. Anoka Technical College campus security can be reached at 612-819-4585. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

Alexandra House: Shelter & 24 hour Crisis Line

763-780-2330   Alexandra House Website

Alexandra house provides 24-hour emergency shelter, support services and advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. There are locations in Blaine and Anoka that serve victims of domestic violence or sexual violence across the state of Minnesota.

Sexual Violence Victims Support Group: Alexandra House, Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Call 763-656-1366 to pre-register for the group.

Concerned Persons Support Group: Alexandra House, weekday evenings in Fridley, MN. Call 763-656-1368 to register for the group. 

Allina Health Hospital Emergency Department: 24 Hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Coon Rapids location: 763-236-6000

Allina Health Sexual Assault Services Website

A sexual assault nurse examiner is a registered nurse with special education and training surrounding the care of people who have experienced sexual and family violence. The nurse offers the information and support needed to make personal choices about health care following rape, sexual assault or family violence. There are services available at locations throughout Minnesota.

Tubman - MN family crisis & support centers 

Crisis line: 612-825-0000     Tubman Website 

Tubman helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling and community education. 

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

             651-209-9993 or 1-800-964-8847    MNCASA Website

The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) advocates for victims and survivors of sexual assault and provides sexual assault programming. Call the numbers above or use the website to find services based on location, culture and language needs.

Faculty Resources

Green Dot offers many great ideas on how faculty can support violence prevention efforts within the classroom. If you would like to share Green Dot with your students request a classroom visit by contacting Erica Stene.

Green Dot Faculty Resources Anoka Technical College

To learn more about Green Dot, please visit the Student Success Center (suite 190).


Erica Stene Winkler

Counseling Services