First of all, your friend sounds like a jerk. Green Dot is a bystander intervention training program backed by research and used by colleges across the country.
S.A.R.A.H.’s permanent funding is just one among many in a large expansion of staffing and funding for sexual assault prevention programs and crisis services on campus. The changes, which also include a new research initiative to assess and improve sexual assault prevention methods, are intended to educate students and could have a national effect on how campus sexual assault is addressed.
We commend the University for responding concretely to the prevailing issue of sexual violence on campus.
Last Monday, Student Life published an article detailing the results from the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. We at Student Life feel that the numbers were both alarming and unacceptable and call for a larger, unified initiative on campus to decrease instances of sexual assault and violence.