Safety Tips and Resources

NCSAM2009

Resources

Safety Tips | Sexual
Assualt
| Drinking | Drugs | Stalking

Videos

Breaking the Silence | Hamster
Cocktails: The Truth About Hazing
| Wasted Youth

Dear Student:

As we approach the Fall semester and you return to La Salle from
what I trust was a most enjoyable break, I thought it appropriate to
share with you a number of the safety
tips that have proven to be effective in preventing crimes against persons
and property.
While the below list is not exhaustive, it does represent several tried-and-true
crime prevention techniques.

Safety Tips

  1. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas.
  2. Use the campus parking lots.
  3. Use shuttles when possible.
  4. Use escorts when shuttles are not in service.
  5. If you are of legal age to consume alcohol (21), drink no more than
    one per hour (no more than 4 per night for females / 5 for males).
  6. Report suspicious people and unsafe conditions to Public Safety at X 1300.
  7. Report
    all incidents of crime to Public Safety at X1300.
  8. Safeguard your personal
    items and apply owner applied identification numbers to items of value.
    Your student ID# is recommended.
  9. Do not leave items of value unattended
    in public places.
  10. Lock your doors and do not share keys and combinations
    with others.
  11. Do not prop open any door.
  12. Travel in areas where security cameras
    and Blue Light Emergency Phones are in service.
  13. Refrain from wearing
    flashy clothes and expensive jewelry. Try to be inconspicuous.

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Facts and Resources

Sexual Assault-

  1. One in six American women has been the victim of an attempted
    or completed rape, and 10% of sexual assault victims are men. (www.rainn.org)
  2. Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually
    assaulted. (www.rainn.org)
  3. 68% of rapes occur between the hours of 6
    p.m. and 6 a.m. (www.sarpcenter.org)
  4. 84% of rapes are never reported to the police. (http://www.crisiscenter.org/RapeMythesFacts.htm)
  5. After being sexually assaulted, do not eat, drink, smoke, brush teeth,
    urinate (don’t wipe), change clothes, shower, bathe or “clean
    up” as
    this will destroy important evidence. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_assault)

Resources for dealing with Sexual Assualt:

  • ON CAMPUS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT:
    Student Counseling Center — McShain Hall 215.951.1355 or x1355
  • ON CAMPUS MEDICAL SUPPORT:
    Student Health Center — next to Blue and Gold Dining
    Hall — 215.951.1565 or x1565
  • UNDERSTANDING OPTIONS:
    Resident
    Coordinator on duty (Call Public Safety to have Resident Coordinator
    paged 215.991.2111 or x2111)
  • SECURITY CONCERNS:
    Public Safety 215.991.2111 or x2111
  • STUDENT ORGANIZATION:
    SAVE( Sexual and Violence Ends) save_leaders@yahoo.com
  • SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BROCHURES:

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Drinking-

  1. Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions
    such as breathing and the gag reflex (which prevents choking). A fatal
    dose of alcohol will eventually stop these functions. (www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov)
  2. Even after a person stops drinking, alcohol in the stomach and intestine
    continues to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the
    body. It is dangerous to assume the person will be fine by sleeping
    it off. (www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov)
  3. Women become more impaired than men do after drinking the same amount
    of alcohol, even when differences in body weight are taken into
    account. This is because women’s bodies have less water than men’s
    bodies. (www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov)
  4. Rapid binge drinking (which often happens on a bet or a dare) is
    especially dangerous because the victim can ingest a fatal dose before
    becoming unconscious. (www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov)
  5. 60% of college women who are infected with STDs, including genital
    herpes and AIDS, report that they were under the influence of alcohol
    at the time they had intercourse with the infected person. (http://www.factsontap.org)

Resources for dealing with Drinking:

  • ON CAMPUS SUPPORT:
    Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center — Mc Shain
    Hall 215.951.1357 or x1357.
  • OFF CAMPUS SUPPORT:
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    (AA) 215.923.7900, Al Anon/ Al Ateen 215.222.5244

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Drugs-

  1. Long term marijuana use can lead to low motivation and sex
    drive. It can also cause problems with sperm count, menstruation, and
    erectile dysfunction.
  2. Large doses of ecstasy can cause severe breathing problems, coma,
    or even death. (www.freevibe.com)
  3. In the short term, meth causes mind and mood changes such as anxiety,
    euphoria, and depression. Long-term effects can include chronic
    fatigue, paranoid or delusional thinking, and permanent psychological
    damage. (www.freevibe.com)
  4. The impact of hallucinogens (PCP, angel dust, etc.) varies from
    time to time, so there is no way to know how much self-control you
    might maintain. They can cause you to mix up your speech, lose control
    of your muscles, make meaningless movements, and do aggressive or violent
    things. (www.freevibe.com)
  5. Even one hit of crack or cocaine can kill you, because it can cause
    heart attacks, strokes, or breathing problems. (www.freevibe.com)

Resources for dealing with Drugs:

  • ON CAMPUS SUPPORT:
    Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center — Mc Shain Hall 215.951.1357 or x1357
  • OFF CAMPUS SUPPORT:
    Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
    215.440.8400

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Stalking-

  1. Women are 3 times more likely to be stalked than raped. (www.safehorizon.org)
  2. Over 1.4 million women and men are stalked in the U.S. each
    year. (www.safehorizon.org)
  3. About a 1 in every 4 stalking victims obtain restraining orders.
    (www.antistalking.com)
  4. In many, many instances, obtaining a restraining order for a stalker
    will only make a bad situation worse. From the stalker’s point
    of view, restraining orders are humiliating. (www.antistalking.com)
  5. Tell a stalker “no” once and only once, and then never
    give him or heU the satisfaction of a reaction again. The more you
    respond, the more you teach him or her that their actions will elicit
    a response. (www.antistalking.com)

Resources for dealing with Stalking :

  • Public Safety 215.991.2111 or x2111
  • Director of Community Standards and Support 215.951.1530 or x1530
  • Senior Associate
    Dean of Student 215.95.1916

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Videos

Breaking the Silence

© 2006 Security On Campus, Inc. Used by permission.

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Hamster Cocktails: The Truth About Hazing

© 2006 Security On Campus, Inc. Used by permission.

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Wasted Youth

© 2006 Security On Campus, Inc. Used by permission.