The most important advice I can share about safety on campus is to stay AWAKE & AWARE.

So many students have a laid-back attitude about safety until something happens on campus. And students get into trouble when they become complacent and comfortable.

Parents with kids leaving for college:

Please take the time to have the tough conversation with your kid before they attend school. The following safety on campus guidelines can reduce the chances of someone becoming a victim of sexual assault, theft, or another common campus crime.


SELF PROTECTION VS. SELF-DEFENSE

“Self-protection is what allows you to prevent, identify and avoid violence. Self-defense is what you do when this isn’t sufficient or enough - the situation you are in suddenly changes, your assailant has managed to disguise the actions and behaviors that they need to engage in before assaulting you etc.” (SEPS)



CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS

We’re polling on social media to create awareness for young people on college campuses. Want to see the results of those polls? Please join the conversation and participate on Facebook.

  • One of the best self-defense tips is contained in the acronym GFTG. What does GFTG stand for?
  • If you feel unsafe walking through a dark parking lot at night, what is the first thing you should do?
  • What should you do if an assailant grabs your hair?
  • Which of the following is one of the most vulnerable places on the body?
  • What’s the best defense if someone grabs you from behind?