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Rape can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter where you live or work. Trust what you feel about people and places. Stay alert.

 

At Home:

  • Don't let strangers in your home.

  • Keep windows and doors locked. Even if you are only going down the hall to see a friend for a few minutes, lock your door! Never prop open security doors.

  • Install a peephole in your door and always use it.

  • At night, turn on lights and close drapes, shades, or blinds.

  • Don't use your first name on the mailbox or in the phone book, and never let a caller know you are home alone.

  • Never give your home address to a stranger on the phone. If you receive an obscene phone call, hang up immediately. If the calls persist, contact the phone company and the police to see what you can do.

  • Never leave a spare key under a mat or some other object close to your door. Leave a spare with a neighbor or friend instead.

  • If you think your room/residence has been broken into, DON'T ENTER! Call the police from another location.

While Walking:

  • Use a steady, confident pace. Hold your head up and keep your shoulders straight.

  • Carry a whistle and keys in your hands.

  • If you are approached while walking, cross the street or change directions. If you feel you are being followed, don't go home. In either case, go to a place where there are other people as soon as possible. If you decide to run, run as fast as you can and scream to get attention or help. If you yell for help, be specific. Say "Call 911! I'm being attacked!"

  • Remove your headphones so you can hear what's happening around you. Always be aware of who, and what, is around you.

  • If at all possible, walk with someone else. Walk in well lighted areas and avoid alleys, deserted lots, parking structures, stairwells, and dark areas with shrubbery.

In a Car:

  • Always keep doors locked.

  • Park in a well-lit area.

  • Never offer, or accept, a ride from someone you don't know and trust.

  • Have your keys in your hand. Look in the car before getting in.

  • If the car breaks down, put on the hazard lights, raise the hood (if safe to do so), and stay inside with the doors locked until help arrives.

  • If someone other than a police officer stops to help you, open the window slightly and ask her/him to call the police.

 

 

 

_________________________
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

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