CofC Wraps Up National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a Series of Events

CofC Wraps Up National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a Series of Events

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the offices of Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling and Substance Abuse, Victim Services, Emergency Management, Community Relations, and the Office of the Dean of Students, is sponsoring National Campus Safety Awareness Month throughout the month of September 2017.

A kick-off party on Sept. 5 launched a series of events including programs, demonstrations and information sessions aimed at all aspects of campus safety. Events for National Campus Safety Awareness Month will continue through Sept. 28. Here is a list of upcoming events:

Sept. 19 | Town Hall Meeting
Have questions, concerns or just want to learn more about campus safety? The annual Town Hall Meeting is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers and share suggestions, comments and concerns. The event, which is open to students and faculty, will be held at 3 p.m. in Stern Center 206.

Sept. 20 | Coffee with a Cop
Public Safety officers will be at Rivers Green at 9 a.m. handing out coffee. Stop by to meet the officers, ask questions or to just say hello.

Sept. 21 |Active Shooter Response Training
The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you encounter an active shooter situation. This presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene. This training is open to faculty only. The training will take place at 2 p.m. in Stern Center 409.

Sept. 21 | SCOPE Recruitment
SCOPE (Safe Campus Outreach Prevention and Education) Peer Team is hosting its annual recruitment event. This organization focuses its efforts on bringing awareness to crimes that affect college students such as sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. If you want to make a difference in the lives of fellow students, this is worth checking out. The recruitment event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Maybank Hall 101.

Sept. 26 |Active Shooter Response Training
The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you encounter an active shooter situation. This presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene. This training is open to students only. The training will take place at 11 a.m. in Stern Center 409.

Sept. 28 |No Violence No Victims Candlelight Vigil
Remember and honor survivors of senseless violence at this event aimed at showing support and solidarity for those in the campus community and beyond who have been victims of violence. The vigil will be held from 6 p.m .to 8 p.m. in Cistern Yard.

To find out about other events you can check out the full calendar of events on the Public Safety website.