Video: Bobcat basketball leaders focus their team on Green Dot violence prevention

Twin brothers Marcus Delpeche ’17 and Malcolm Delpeche ’17 of Wilmington, Del., are standouts on the basketball court and, off the court, standup members of the college’s residence life staff.

They know the importance of watching out for their fellow Bobcats. “We all play a part in promoting an environment where everyone feels safe and included,” says Malcolm, a junior advisor in Chu Hall, while his brother is a residence coordinator in John Bertram Hall.

So it makes sense that the Delpeche twins organized their teammates to get certified in the college’s Green Dot initiative, a bystander intervention program that seeks to prevent power-based violence.

The team’s game vs. Connecticut College tonight (Jan. 20) is a Green Dot game to further build awareness for the program.

When it comes to building a culture where violence is unacceptable, one doesn’t have “to do everything, but everyone should do something,” says Blake Reilly, director of residence life in Student Affairs.