Teal Dot Fall 2020 Resources

Welcome to Fall 2020 at The Claremont Colleges!

Though we cannot yet meet in person, we wanted to introduce ourselves and share some information you might find useful.


Teal Dot is a crucial consortium-wide program designed to reduce sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on our campuses. Teal Dot bystander engagement trainings are 3-hour long certificate programs that teach students how to identify high risk situations and equip them to intervene in a safe way to prevent violence. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to provide our 3-hour Teal Dot Bystander Engagement Trainings to the 7C community in Fall 2020. However, we still wanted to share information with you about how to be an engaged bystander. Check out this video, created by our Teal Dot committee and a group of student volunteers, to learn more: 













Working and learning remotely has brought many changes to the ways we interact and create community, but you can still be a proactive bystander if you notice warning signs of harassment, abuse, or violence online. Consider these bystander intervention strategies, shared by the violence prevention education organization, Soteria Solutions:

  1. If you notice your friend misses online class sign-ins, doesn’t respond to texts, doesn’t post on social media, or doesn’t participate in friend “hangouts,”

      Ask yourself: “Is something wrong, or do they just need a break from being online?”

      Then ask your friend: “I’ve noticed you haven’t been [describe the behavior you noticed] – “Are you OK?”; “Is there anything I        can do to help?”; “Do you want to talk?”

  2. If you notice your friend discloses hints of their partner’s controlling behaviors or jealousy,

      Ask yourself: “Is their partner’s behavior meant to control or have power over them?”

      Then ask your friend: “[Describe the behavior you noticed] I’m concerned about you and want to make sure that you are safe        inside your apartment”; “Is there anything I can do to help?”; “Here is the number for a national hotline for free confidential              help.”


Confidential crisis hotlines and 7C support services can be useful resources to share when you are not in the same location as a friend/family member who might be struggling. Here are a few to remember:


The 7C Teal Dot Committee will announce Teal Dot Bystander Engagement Training sessions for Spring 2021 in January, so please look out for future communications from us. You can also follow us at www.facebook.com/TealDot. In the meantime, take good care, and please feel free to connect with us by email if you have any questions. If you would like to learn more about bystander intervention now, check out this excellent link: https://www.nsvrc.org/bystander-intervention-resources.



The 7C Teal Dot Committee

Ellie Ash-Bala: ellie.ash-bala@pomona.edu

Frank Bedoya: Frank.Bedoya@pomona.edu

Moya Carter: Moya.Carter@claremont.edu

Lynzie DeVeres: Lynzie.DeVeres@ClaremontMcKenna.edu

Evetth Gonzalez: evgonzalez@g.hmc.edu

Jami Hinshaw: jami.hinshaw@cgu.edu

Linda Lam: Linda_Lam@pitzer.edu

Brittany Raygoza: Brittany_Raygoza@kgi.edu

Sean Rollolazo: Sean.Rollolazo@ClaremontMcKenna.edu

Rima Shah: RShahEmPOWER@claremont.edu

Rita Shaw: Rita.Shaw@pomona.edu

Lisette De La Trinidad-Alvarado: LdelaTri@scrippscollege.edu

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