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Green Dot at Vanderbilt

The Green Dot bystander intervention curriculum is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model. Informed by social change theory, the model targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education, and skills-practice, in proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm, as well as reactive interventions in high-risk situations – resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence.  Project Safe offers a one-hour introductory educational program and six-hour training sessions through the Green Dot program, which is supported by many faculty and staff volunteers.  All Green Dot facilitators have completed a four-day trainer certification program.

VU PETSA Training
Vanderbilt University’s Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (VU PETSA) module features a series of videos that deal frankly with power-based personal violence (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, identity-based targeting, and bullying). The videos are designed to be informative and educational. To learn more, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/personalempowerment.

Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault Online Module
As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing efforts to enhance awareness of the university’s initiatives and resources to prevent power-based personal violence, incoming students are required to complete Haven, a 45-minute interactive module. Haven educates students about the types of power-based personal violence, prevention strategies including bystander intervention, as well as relevant laws, policies, warning signs, and campus resources.

Identifying Students in Distress (for Faculty & Staff)
Project Safe, the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education, and the Psychological and Counseling Center have partnered to offer this training to help faculty and staff learn how to identify and support students in distress, who may have or be experiencing power-based personal violence, need support related to substance abuse or mental health. To request this presentation, email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu

Effective Consent Programming
Project Safe offers a variety of programs designed to help students better understand effective consent.  We are available to serve as speakers, panelists, moderators, or facilitators for programs and events in the residence halls and working with interested students and student organizations.  Recent programs include Sex Ed & Healthy Relationships Trivia Night, the ‘I Mustache You for Consent’ card campaign, and participation in men’s health fairs and campus safety programs.  Email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu for more information or to request a program.

Supporting a Survivor
Project Safe provides information in a variety of formats to those interested in learning how to better support those who have experienced power-based personal violence.  We are happy to meet with individual students, groups of students. or student organizations to discuss what appropriate and constructive support looks like in the immediate aftermath of an incident, in the weeks following an assault, and over time. Email projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu for more information or to request a program.

R.A.D. Self-Defense Program
The Vanderbilt University Police Department offers the Rape Aggression Defense System program, which teaches realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. The program aims to provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.


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Talk To an Advocate

Project Safe is committed to preventing all types of power-based personal violence (sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and identity-based targeting), helping those affected by power-based personal violence, answering questions, connecting members of the Vanderbilt community with on and off-campus resources, and more.  Call the Project Safe Hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a Victim Resource Specialist now.

Contact Us: 615-322-SAFE (7233)

Request a Program

Contact Project Safe to request a speaker for your residence hall, sorority or fraternity, organization or office or other event. Project Safe will either provide a speaker or connect you with other Vanderbilt or community resources.

Phone: (615) 875-0660
Email: projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu

Contact Us

The Project Safe Center is located at 304 West Side Row.  We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  You may schedule an appointment or simply walk in.  If you need to speak with a victim resource specialist outside of our business hours, please call the Project Safe Hotline at (615) 322-SAFE (7233).  The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For non-urgent matters or for additional information, please email us at projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu or call our office line (615) 875-0660.