Earlier this month, as part of Giving Tuesday, Marian University was awarded $2,335 by the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund to support the addition of a second college-program certified Green Dot trainer at the school.
The Green Dot program utilizes a nationally proven curriculum to help individuals act in situations where they see power-based violence by focusing on the power of peer influence. Marian utilizes Green Dot in various ways, including student-athletes receiving sexual assault response education as part of NCAA requirements.
“We are so grateful that the Women’s Fund believes in our work and was gracious enough to help us gain an additional resource in our never-ending mission to be proactive in establishing an intolerance of violence,” said Severa Krueger, director of residence life. “It is through our work using Green Dot that we can continue to make our campus thrive with life and positivity, and we can’t thank the Women’s Fund enough for helping us do that.”
Marian’s Green Dot training aligns with the Women’s Fund’s Fond du Lac Says No More initiative and meets two funding priorities – Education and Safety, Dignity and Freedom from Violence. The grant is part of the largest annual grant allocation the Women’s Fund has ever put forth at $37,335 awarded.
Marian introduced the Green Dot program on campus in spring 2015. In 2019 more than 400 students were trained at Marian.