Bring it to Your Campus
How do we make this happen on our campus?
Each campus is different, but here are some general ideas. Please remember, this event is Oct. 24th—you need to start working on it ASAP!
1. Pick a spot on campus to hold event (book/reserve space ahead of time)
2. Reach out to the on-campus student against sexual assault groups, (i.e., Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) and Rain Against Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN))
3. Reach out to administrators ( including Fraternity Advisor, Greek life advisor, the school officials in charge of student groups) to inform them of your plan, put on school calendar, any help they can provide etc.
4. Reach out to the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Association to get other chapters involved (any way they want too) and to have them "save the date"
5. Ask the groups that have agreed to be involved (whether by sponsoring with monetary donations or volunteering) to have posters ready to put up around campus and for social media blasts (This can work with email blasts especially with social media.)
6. Ask the other groups/chapters to have people participate in the event and strongly encourage their members to attend
7. Create a sign up (Google doc works) to keep track of contact info and assignments and to make sure people are informed of locations and dates and events.
You’ll need brothers to do the following:
- Email Meredith Jacobs at JWI (email@example.com) – let her know your school is participating so you can be added to the Green Light: Go! website.
- Fundraising: Decide how you are going to fundraise and then set appropriate tasks/schedule (buy t-shirts, get sponsors, etc). We’ve included a sample email for family/friends if you want to have a chapter team on zbt.org/greenlightgo.
- Promotion: You can download logos and social media images and messages on zbt.org/greenlightgo. Consider making a video like the one on the GLG site. Email it to us and we’ll post. We’ve also given you sample press releases to reach out to local press (both on campus and off)
- Education: Run the ZBT table. Make sure the Safe Smart Dating/positive consent messaging is included as part of the program. (You can download flyers and consider distributing them with t-shirts or handing them out as participants enter the field.)
- Partners: This brother would be in charge of communicating with the partnering groups—make sure they are involved and helping and provide them with tables at the event
- Counters: You’ll need at least two guys with hand-held tickers to count the number of participants. More than 1,136 and you’ve won the World Record!
- Set up
- Event staff: Crowd control, keeping site clean, extra helping hands
- Clean up
- Speaker: To welcome participants and talk about the project—sample script is included in this guide
- “Traffic light”: To call “green,” “yellow,” and “red.” Depending on size of field and crowd, he may need a mega phone or microphone to amplify his voice.
- Video/Photos: If possible, have some guys wear GoPro cameras as they play. Be sure to take plenty of pictures and video. Push out on social media, but also send to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Green Light: Go! website.