October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The Office of Student Conduct would like to highlight some various programs and resources available to those that are affected or know someone who is affected by domestic violence.
Green Dot is a Bystander Intervention Program that teaches people how to recognize and intervene in situations of power based personal violence, such as domestic violence. Green Dot’s mission is to decrease the incidents of power based personal violence and help people understand how to be effective bystanders in times of distress. This program trains individuals on what steps to take when they witness an act of violence as well as ways to prevent acts of violence before they even begin. If you’re interested in learning more about Green Dot, contact Missouri State’s Green Dot Coordinator Jenay Lamy!
A resource on campus for those affected by domestic violence is the Counseling Center. When going through rough times, it can be incredibly beneficial to talk to a counselor and receive the guidance and support that we need. There are four full time counselors available to faculty, staff, and students who may need them, as well as multiple other members of their team that are available to assist. The Counseling Center is located in Carrington 311 and can be contacted at 417-836-5116.
Other resources that can be utilized for those affected by domestic violence are Public Safety and the Springfield Police Department. The Safety and Transportation Office is located at 636 E. Elm St. and their phone number is 417-836-8870. The Springfield Police Department is located at 321 E. Chestnut Expressway and their phone number is 417-864-1810.