Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
HARTFORD, Conn. - Earlier this month, three Trinity College head coaches joined other campus departments in a Green Dot Training at Connecticut College in New London to learn about the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in the specific context of a college campus. Head Baseball Coach Bryan Adamski, Trinity Head Volleyball Coach Jen Bowman, and Trinity Head Women's Rowing Coach Heather Barney represented Trinity Athletics at the training.
"It's important for coaches to participate in programs like Green Dot because these issues affect our student-athletes, just as they affect others on campus," said Barney. "In addition, athletics is a big presence on campus, and it's important for us to use our social capital to show leadership around issues that impact our community. We can play an important role in making Trinity an even better place for all members of our community."
The innovative, interactive, and informative training relies on the premise that if everyone does their small part and commits to individual responsibility, the combined effect is a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence. The group from Trinity that attended the training also included campus safety staff, the faculty, Trinsition fellows, RA directors, Office of Multicultural Affairs staff, Health Center staff, and women's center (WGRAC) staff. More information on Green Dot is available here.
"Completing the training and getting to know other members of the Trinity community who will help implement Green Dot was a great experience," added Adamski. "Keeping students safe during their time at Trinity is vital and athletics can play a huge role in implementing this message across campus."
"We are in the early stages of planning how to implement the program at Trinity and we are all excited about bringing it to our campus," said Bowman. "It was a really terrific event. I know that Heather, Bryan and I are eager to help bring the Green Dot program to both our athletics department and the entire Trinity campus."