Sexual Assault Prevention Tips
Crime prevention and awareness, as well as consistent reporting, may be the strongest defenses against becoming the victim.
- 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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