Direct, Distract, or Delegate

You know that feeling you get when something isn’t quite right? When something is happening around you that puts someone at risk? The Green Dot program is here to help. You don’t have to stand by when things get dicey—think 3D!

A green dot is anything that reduces the chance of violence in your community. And green dots are what we are about at UALR. We look out for each other here.



Did your friend say something that made you think twice about his safety? Did your classmate seem stressed when she hurried to answer her cell phone after class? You can check in. A Direct Green Dot—asking if he needs help, or if she’s o.k.—is a way to show you care about the safety of others.


Are you too bashful to intervene? Or maybe getting involved doesn’t feel safe? You can always Delegate to someone with authority. Call the police, or public safety. You don’t have to be the hero—some people are paid to do that.


You know those roommates who argue too loudly, and sometimes end up threatening each other? You can Distract them. A simple question like, “Hey, do you know what time it is?” can calm them down (probably because it confuses them).