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Green Dot

What is Green Dot?

Green Dot is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). Green Dot will equip you with tools and strategies for taking action to help someone at risk of experiencing gender-based violence. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about how you can overcome personal barriers to take action and help your fellow Cougs. After training, you’ll feel confident in your ability to help stop violence before it happens.

Green Dot is mandatory

Green Dot is a mandatory program for all incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students on the WSU Pullman campus. This includes all students who live in a residence hall, Greek residence, or who have an exception to the first-year, live-in rule.

Incoming students who are part-time, non-degree seeking, or post-baccalaureate are not required to attend this program.

To ensure you receive credit for attending the Green Dot Workshop, please bring your WSU ID card.

Other mandatory programs

Green Dot is part two of the Safety on Campus training you did during Alive! orientation. In addition to Green Dot, you may need to complete other mandatory programs.

When should I attend?

Incoming students will be able to register to attend a Green Dot workshop during Week of Welcome. You will be able to sign up to receive text messages during your Alive! orientation to find out which mandatory programs you are required to complete and to receive instructions on how to register for these programs.

If you did not sign up to receive text messages, you will be able to register for your workshops online.

You will also have the option to sign up and receive day of text message reminders for the workshops you registered for.

What happens if I cannot attend?

If you do not complete your mandatory Green Dot program, a registration hold will be placed on your student account and prevent you from registering for classes next semester.

It’s your responsibility to attend a make-up workshop during the semester. You will be able to register for a make-up workshop in September. Registration instructions for make-up workshops will be made available here after Week of Welcome.

Attending a Green Dot make-up workshop is the only way to remove a hold on your account. Temporary removal of a hold is not an option. Holds will be lifted every Friday after we receive confirmation that you have attended a workshop.

If you’ve already attended a Green Dot workshop and have a hold on your account, please email us and include:

  • Your full name
  • WSU ID number
  • The date, time, and location of the workshop you attended

Please allow two business days to process all requests so that we may review our attendance files.

Additional questions

If you have any additional questions, please email us at cougarhealth.healthpromotion@wsu.edu (Note: Per WSU’s email policy, responses to emailed inquiries may only be sent to your official WSU email account.)