Sexual Assault Prevention Tips

Crime prevention and awareness, as well as consistent reporting, may be the strongest defenses against becoming the victim.

Safety tips

  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help.
  • Walk with confidence and stay alert. Show that you’re aware and in control. Body language works to your advantage.
  • Don’t be distracted with loud headphones.
  • Consider using the SAFE walk program for a walking escort
  • Be mindful of the locations of the blue light Emergency Telephones (ETS) and use them if you feel threatened.
  • Define your sexual limits and practice being assertive about your boundaries
  • Get your own drinks; don’t let someone continually fill your cup or leave your drink unattended.
  • If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to do. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Avoid secluded places where you could vulnerable.
  • Use the buddy system and watch out for each other.

Report any suspicious activity or person immediately to the  Purdue University Police Department at 9-1-1.

Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance at http://www.purdue.edu/sexual_assault/

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Safety Contacts

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To report a safety hazard:
ehps@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-0446

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Carol Shelby, Senior Director
(765) 494-7504
cshelby@purdue.edu

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