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Sexual Assault

If you are a survivor of sexual assault or any sexualized violence, you may have many feelings and experiences, including​

  • Numbness and/or shock
  • Helplessness
  • Fear and/or anxiety
  • Guilt, self-blame, and/or shame
  • Difficulty sleeping or eating
  • Academic difficulty and/or difficulty with attention and focus
  • Use of substances to manage painful feelings

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Green Dot at RIC

Green Dot Student Group

About Green Dot

“The power of the Green Dot is simple: Red dots bad. Green dots good. You decide.”
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Green Dot is a prevention program that works to reduce the prevalence of power-based personal violence such as sexual assault, stalking and bullying. While red dots on a community map symbolize acts of violence, green dots symbolize actions that prevent violence before it occurs. The Green Dot philosophy is based on the idea that individual safety is a community resp​onsibility.


As a Green Dot campus, Rhode Island College hopes to empower its community members to take actions that will decrease the likelihood of power-based personal violence. Green Dot facilitators offer trainings on the three basic strategies for bystanders to intervene in a safe, effective and comfortable way:

  • Direct – Directly interact with a potential perpetrator/victim.
  • Distract – Create a diversion to defuse a potentially problematic situation.
  • Delegate – Ask someone to help with the situation.

Contact Green Dot

For more information, contact Christie Rishworth:​. If you need to speak with someone sooner, please call the RIC Health Services at 401-456-8055 and mention that it is in regards to Green Dot.

RIC’s Green Dot Training Team:

  • Nachel Motta – Residential Life
  • Ryan Porell – Psychologist at the Counseling Center
  • Christie Rishworth – Nurse Practitioner at Health Services


Sexual Assault: Resources and Support for Students

Sexual Assault Library Guide

Sexual Misconduct Brochure

Green Dot Toolkits

Green Dot Toolkits for Administration

Green Dot Toolkits for Faculty

Green Dot Toolkits for Student Affairs and Campus Engagement Staff

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

RIC Health Services 401-456-8055
RIC Counseling Center 401-456-8094
RIC Security and Safety 401-456-8201
RIC Women's Center 401-456-8474
RIC Residential Life and Housing 401-456-8240
Providence Police Department 401-272-1111
North Providence Police 401-231-4533
R.I. State Police 401-444-1111
Women & Infants Hospital 401-274-1100
Roger Williams Hospital 401-456-2000
Rhode Island Hospital 401-444-5411
Sexual Assault and Trauma 401-421-4100 (24 hour hotline)
Resource Center of RI 1-800-494-8100 (helpline)

Rhode Island College Annual Security Report

Green Dot - Violence Prevention Plan ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: September 16, 2019