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Staying Safe on Campus

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Safety Planning Scenarios

Party tips

  • Set your limits ahead of time
  • Don’t accept drinks from other people
  • Open containers yourself
  • Keep your drink with you at all time, even when you go to the bathroom
  • Don’t share drinks
  • Don’t drink from punch bowls or other common, open containers.
  • If someone offers to get you a drink, watch the drink being poured and carry it yourself
  • Have a non-drinking friend with you
  • If you realize you left your drink unattended, pour it out
  • If you feel drunk and haven’t drank any alcohol, or feel like the effects of drinking are stronger than usual, get help
  • Use the buddy system, remember if you go somewhere together, leave together
  • Trust your instincts, if you feel uncomfortable in a situation leave as soon as possible.
  • Know where the campus emergency phones are located.
  • Use campus safety as an escort to take you back to your residence.

What to Do After an Assault

  1. Go to a safe place
  2. Call someone you trust
    1. Call the Director of Victim Services/ Survivor Advocate
    2. Call the police/ campus safety if you are in immediate danger
    3. Call a friend that you trust for support
  3. Preserve any clothing you were wearing during the assault, and avoid showering until you seek medical attention
  4. Seek support from a confidential advocate to learn about options and resources
  5. Seek medical attention
  6. Meet with a counselor or go to a support group, emotional healing can take time and seeing a counselor or going to a support group can help you

Remember that you are not alone and that the assault was not your fault.