Tips for Faculty and Staff
At the VIP Center, we believe that no one has to do everything, but everyone can do something. We specialize in manageable “Green Dots” students, staff and faculty can do to make a big difference in violence prevention on our campus. A Green Dot is any moment when one says or does something to support a culture of nonviolence, which is essential to a successful academic experience. We offer a variety of ways to participate in this mission because we are convinced that the reduction of power-based personal violence (partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault) depends on commitment from faculty and staff as well as students.
Here are some options that might work for you:
- Schedule a brief and informative 5 minute class announcement from the VIP Center in your classes!
- Include a statement on a syllabus:
"The Violence Intervention and Prevention Center exists to eliminate the perpetration of power-based personal violence including sexual assault, partner violence, and stalking. The VIP Center is a safe space on campus for you to process your experiences and explore your connection to the issue of violence. For more information, contact the VIP Center at 257-3189 or www.uky.edu/studentaffairs/vipcenter."
- Stop by the VIP Center in the lower level of Frazee Hall to pick up a Green Dot button or poster (among other things!) to show your support
- Bring a student or co-worker to the VIP Center if they need help
- Add a support statement to your email signature line: "Green Dot: Shaping a Violence-Free Campus," "Live the Green Dot so we can all See Blue," or "Green Dot Supporter"
- Attend a Faculty/Staff Green Dot training (offered each semester)
- Invite VIP to a department, faculty or TA meeting to discuss the Green Dot strategy
- Don't Cancel That Class: Invite VIP to present to your class on topics related to this issue if you will be out of town or just because!