Safety Education & Programs

Safety Education & Programs


Our safety awareness programs serve as opportunities to share information about safety services and resources, and for us to gain feedback about ways we can enhance our services.

  • Student/Employee Orientations: This serves to familiarize students and employees with our department and procedures. In addition, we offer suggestions on maintaining personal safety that can be used anywhere. 

  • Listening Circles: These discussions with students, administrators, faculty and staff address concerns and provide suggestions for collaborative initiatives.

  • Coffee with the Cops: This provides an informal interaction with coffee and snacks between our department and the university community at various campus locations. 

  • Opportunity Knocks: Our team and the residential life staff tour residence halls knock on doors and have informal discussions with students about strategies to maintain personal safety. 

  • Empowerment Options:

    • Personal Defense: Women is an accredited course for female students offered through the College of Public Health (Kinesiology Physical Activity Program). Certified Rape Aggression Defense instructors teach students to utilize defensive tactics and risk awareness to reduce the potential for victimization.

    • Introductory self-defense workshops can be conducted upon request with one of our certified RAD instructors. For more information, contact Risk Reduction & Advocacy Services Manager Donna Gray at 215- 204-5870 or via email at