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General Campus Safety Tips
Walk 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.

Use the campus escort service (865-WALK), sponsored by the University Police Department. The service is available from dusk to dawn, 365 days a year.

Pick 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.

Report any campus lighting concerns, including specific locations that need additional lighting, to the Environmental Health and Safety office (865-6391).

Risk-Reduction Information
When 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 surroundings.

Make responsible choices about drinking. Drinking alcohol impairs your ability to make decisions and takes away your capacity to give consent to sex.

If you will be drinking, it is important that one person agree not to drink and to monitor friends' drinking and safety.

At 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.

Look 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.

What To Do If You Have Been Raped
(From Center for Women Student's Rape Information Card)

Go to a safe place as soon as you can.

Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do not bathe, shower, douche, use the toilet, eat, brush teeth, or change your clothing.

Contact a close friend who can be with you until you feel safe again. Your friend can also accompany you to a medical exam.

Get 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.

Contact the police. Rape is never your fault--it's a crime. You are encouraged to report it.

Seeing a counselor is important to help you understand your feelings and to begin the process of resolution and healing.

Administration affirms University's commitment to personal safety

Rape and Sexual Assault Resources provided by Penn State Live.

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