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UNLV launches 'Green Dot' initiative to stop campus assaults

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UNLV unveiled its Green Dog initiative on Jan. 25, 2016 to help stem sexual assault and campus violence. (FOX5) UNLV unveiled its Green Dog initiative on Jan. 25, 2016 to help stem sexual assault and campus violence. (FOX5)
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UNLV launched a campus-wide initiative to fight sexual assault and dating violence.

Under a larger, nationwide campaign, Green Dot offers bystander intervention training in stopping assaults when they happen.

The university's Jean Nidetch Women's Center is offering lessons on how to help victims of sexual assault, dating violence, bullying and stalking.

On Monday, students and faculty signed and place their "green dot" pledge on a red dot display to signify they will step in to end campus violence.

University president Len Jessup was the first to commit.

"We don't want any employees, students or visitors to feel anyway they're threatened or potential to feel bullied," Jessup said. "We want people to feel comfortable in our environment."

Students can show their pledges on different displays around campus this week. 

The first training course starts Feb. 5. Organizers said Green Dot has already reduced violence at other colleges across the country. For more information, you can visit this link.

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