General Campus Safety Tips
with at least one other person, and preferably with a group of people.
Make arrangements with friends and classmates to travel to and from
night classes and other events.
the campus escort service (865-WALK), sponsored by the University
Police Department. The service is available from dusk to dawn,
365 days a year.
up a copy of the Campus Night Map at the University Police Department.
This map indicates the paths and roads recommended for night travel
and the ones that are not recommended. It also indicates the locations
of all of the blue light emergency phones that are directly connected
with the University Police
Department. You should be able to see an emergency phone when
you are standing anywhere on campus. The Campus Night Map also indicates
buildings with staff present from midnight to 7 am during the fall
and spring semesters.
any campus lighting concerns, including specific locations that
need additional lighting, to the Environmental Health and Safety
going to a party or other social event, travel with a group of friends.
Plan to arrive at and to leave functions together. Be aware of your
responsible choices about drinking. Drinking alcohol impairs your
ability to make decisions and takes away your capacity to give consent
you will be drinking, it is important that one person agree not
to drink and to monitor friends' drinking and safety.
any social gathering, it is important not to leave your drink at
any time. Date rape drugs can be placed in any drink (including
water, soda, and juice) and may not be detectable.
out for each other. If you see someone who has been drinking and
is impaired being led off by someone else, it is appropriate to
intervene and offer to assist the impaired student.
To Do If You Have Been Raped
(From Center for Women Student's
Rape Information Card)
to a safe place as soon as you can.
to preserve all physical evidence. Do not bathe, shower, douche,
use the toilet, eat, brush teeth, or change your clothing.
a close friend who can be with you until you feel safe again. Your
friend can also accompany you to a medical exam.
medical attention as soon as possible (at University
Health Services in the Ritenour Building from 8am to 5pm on
weekdays or Centre Community Hospital/Mt. Nittany Medical Center
after 5pm and on weekends) to make sure that you are physically
okay and to collect evidence in case you later decide to prosecute.
the police. Rape is never your fault--it's a crime. You are encouraged
to report it.
a counselor is important
to help you understand your feelings and to begin the process of
resolution and healing.
affirms University's commitment to personal safety
and Sexual Assault Resources provided by Penn