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

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 215-951-1300 or X1300.
  7. Report all incidents of crime to Public Safety at 215-951-1300 or 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.
  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. (https://www.woar.org/what-to-do-if-you-are-raped/)

Resources for dealing with Sexual Assault:

  • Campus Confidential Resources
    • Title IX Advocate/Educator 215-951-1387
    • Respondent Advocate 215-951-1470
    • Student Counseling Center 215-951-1355
    • Student Health Center 215-951-1565
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center 215-951-1357
    • Ordained Priest in Ministry, Service and Support 215-951-1976
  • Additional Campus Resources
    • Residence Life and Community Development215-951-1916
    • La Salle Public Safety215-951-1300 or 215-991-2111
  • Off Campus Resources
    • Medical Concerns/Treatments
      • PA Sexual Assault Response Center: SVU
        300 E. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA
        Call Public Safety (215.951.1300) for free transport.
        215-685-3251
      • Abington Hospital
        1200 Old York Road
        Abington, PA 19001
        215-481-2000
    • 24 Hour Hotlines
    • Spanish/Bilingual Services:
      • Congreso de Latinos Unidos 1-866-723-3014
      • Bilingual Domestic Violence Project (24‐hour bilingual domestic violence hotline) 215-763-8870 x1300
    • Services for Lesbian and Bisexual Women
      • Women in Transition Hotline 215-751-1111
    • State Resources for Sexual Assault
      • Pennsylvania Commission on Human Relations 215-560-2496
    • Criminal Prosecution
      • Philadelphia Special Victims Unit 215-685-3251
    • Resources for Respondents (Male or Female)
      • Men’s Resource Center 215-564-0488
      • Menergy 215-242-2235
      • John J. Peter’s Institute 215-701-1560

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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)

Resources for dealing with Drinking:

  • ON CAMPUS SUPPORT:
    Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center
    MOB 112
    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.
  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.
  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.

Resources for dealing with Stalking :

  • Public Safety 215.991.2111 or x2111
  • Director of Student Conduct 215.951.1530 or x1530
  • Assistant Vice President – Residence Life and Community Development 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.