Twelve Missouri Southern students participated in Green Dot Bystander training on Thursday, April 20.

Green Dot is a program that empowers individuals to use words and actions to promote safety and communicate utter intolerance for personal violence, specifically sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.  The training is a four-hour class that teaches students to recognize situations of power-based violence, strategies on how to report or handle those situations and ways to change culture on campus that violence isn’t acceptable.

Each student that completed training received a certificate and MSSU Green Dot T-shirt.

The university has trained Green Dot instructors available to speak to campus groups, organization or departments.  They offer a one-hour overview or the bystander trainings. Contact an instructor for more information.

Green Dot Instructors:

Josh Doak: Director of Residence Life; Mayes Student Life Center Room 101; 417-659-4460

Ken Kennedy: Chief of Police; University Police Station; 417-626-9741

Deb Fort: Director of Project Stay; Hearnes Hall room 308; 417-625-9828

For more information on Green Dot, visit