Power-based Personal Violence

The purpose of the Power Based Personal Violence Prevention Team is to actively engage the campus community in challenging cultural norms by encouraging bystander interventions and promoting healthy relationships. The team is responsible for assisting with the development of programming, evaluation, and outreach. Have questions? Contact the committee chair, Rose Rezaei.

Meeting Times

Spring 2017: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 - all at 1pm in HWC 3502

Committee Composition

Student representation, both graduate and undergraduate from Athletics, Women Student Union, The Center for Leadership and Social Change, Social Work, and Housing. Faculty/staff representation from Housing, University Counseling Center, Campus Rec, Department of Health, FSUPD, HR, Center for Leadership and Social Change, NSFP, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association, Case Management, Athletics, Student Activities, Title IX, Refuge House, Institute for Family Violence, Interfaith Council, International Programs, Victim Advocate Program, Dean of Students, and Health Promotion.

Goals & Objectives

Greet Dot Team Objectives:

  • Increase bystander intervention behavior
  • Decrease in rape myth acceptance
  • Increase in those who feel supported reporting power-based personal violence.

Healthy Relationships Team Objectives:

  • Increase an individual's capacity to set and maintain boundaries
  • Increase an individual's ability to identify components of healthy and unhealthy relationship
  • Increase in knowledge of campus and off-campus resources.

Present Initiatives

  • Began year 2 of Green Dot and reached over 1,300 students through focus groups, trainings, and events. In addition, thousands of other students learned about Green Dot through social media and print media efforts.
  • Over 650 students participated in a sexual violence prevention or healthy relationship program.
  • Green Dot hosted Jimbo's True Seminole Tailgate, Connecting the Dots: Green Dot National Day of Action, and Green Dot Day at the Seminole Festival Fall 2016.
  • More than 120 students participated in a Greent Dot social media campaign, encouraging students to share proactive bystander messages.


Past Initiatives

  • August 2013 - As a part of CATFISH: 1)Discussion on campus issues and initiatives related to sexual violence, responsible conduct, and MARC 2)Mobilizing Communities into Action SV Prevention with Dorothy Edwards. 3)FSU's Men MeasureUP Campaign
  • May 2014- University Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force. 1) Four working committees- a. Continuum of Care b. Curriculum Development c. Marketing and Communication d. Policy 2) Hire full time Assistant Director, Health Promotion. Hire full time Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator. 3)Launch of Sexual Violence Prevention website knowmore @ fsu.edu 4) Launch Campus Clarity 5) Host kNOw MORE Campus Conversations with all of Fraternity and Sorority LIfe
  • May 2015 Coordinated Community Response Team- The purpose of CCRT is to ensure all members of our community, including under-served populations, have a voice and access to resources; while promoting a collective understanding that we are responsible for preventing power-based personal violence. The mission of CCRT is to ensure a trauma informed approach across response, policy/implementation, and prevention through the utilization of the three teams. The effect of this model will decrease barriers for individuals to access services and build trust in our institutional resources. An increase in self-reported bystander intervention behavior will be another result of this model. The vision of CCRT is to gradually decrease the amount of power-based personal violence acts committed in our community, while seeing a culture shift that values bystander intervention and a trauma info


Data Driving our Work

  • One in five women is sexually assaulted in college
  • 152 students sought support from the Victim Advocate Program for sexual assault, relationship/domestic violence, and stalking victimization in 2014
  • 1.9% of FSU students reported experiencing penetration without their consent in the past 12 months
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