The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling and Substance Abuse, Victim Services, Emergency Management, Community Relations, and the Office of the Dean of Students, is proud to sponsor National Campus Safety Awareness Month throughout the month of September. This month long campaign is intended to raise awareness of particular issues affecting campuses throughout the nation. We have lined up numerous programs, demonstrations, and information sessions throughout the month to bring awareness to these issues and other aspects of campus safety.
As we kick off National Campus Safety Awareness Month, we hope that you will be able to attend the events that have been lined up. The following events will be held during the first week of September. Please stay tuned for weekly updates.
Breakfast with Public Safety
Public Safety officers will be on Cougar Mall at 8:30am handing out bagels and coffee. Stop by to meet the officers, ask questions, or just say hello.
Town Hall Meeting (Students)
As part of September’s National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Public Safety will host several town hall meetings for the campus community. This is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers, ask questions, and share suggestions, comments, and concerns. Campus community members are always encouraged to actively participate in safety and security around campus. This session, open to students only, will be held at 11am in Stern 206. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
Active Shooter Response Training
The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 30 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene. This training is open to all students, faculty, and staff. This will be held in Stern 201 at 10:30am.
Look for weekly e-mails with updates as to what programs and activities are being offered in the coming weeks. Until then, please visit the National Campus Safety Awareness Month website for more information. You can also check out our full calendar of events here.