Staying Safe on Campus
Safety Planning Scenarios
- 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
- Go to a safe place
- Call someone you trust
- Call the Director of Victim Services/ Survivor Advocate
- Call the police/ campus safety if you are in immediate danger
- Call a friend that you trust for support
- Preserve any clothing you were wearing during the assault, and avoid showering until you seek medical attention
- Seek support from a confidential advocate to learn about options and resources
- Seek medical attention
- 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.