All students who have had distressing violent and/or sexual experiences deserve confidential and supportive care.

A counselor, medical professional, hotline advocate or chaplain can provide you with confidential support and information without requiring you to take action of any kind.

Green Dot

The Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy is a national program that trains students, faculty, and staff in bystander intervention to help prevent instances of power-based personal violence (PBPV). PBPV is a form of violence where one individual asserts power, control, or intimidation over another to cause harm. This includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and harassment. When these moments of violence occur on our campus, they’re seen as red dots. A “Green Dot” is defined as any action, choice, word, or attitude that counters or displaces a “red dot” of violence, reducing the likelihood that someone will be hurt. This not only promotes safety for everyone in the Middlebury community, but also sends a clear message that we do not tolerate violence on our campus.

MiddSafe Advocates

MiddSafe advocates are Middlebury College students committed to providing a safe and confidential resource for our peers in need of support and information around sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and other personal violations.

Staff Advocates

Staff advocates are professional staff in the office of Health & Wellness Education also trained to provide advocacy. Sometimes students would rather talk to a staff member than a peer. Middlebury College students can request appointments by email ( and coordinate a time to meet that works for you.

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Dating or Domestic Violence and Stalking 

Led by Atria Collective, (formerly WomenSafe) supported by Health & Wellness Education 

Every Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm, beginning January 9 2024 through the end of spring semester except during breaks 

Sign up by emailing Davina – 

Atria Collective advocates will be offering a support group for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. This group is meant for students to share their experiences, connect with others and build community. Advocates will facilitate as well as share information about resources and offer students one on one support by request.  

Health Center Resources

In you are in need of sexual assault resources, the Health Center has three nurse practitioners that are certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). These clinicians are here to discuss this with you in confidence.