Safety Tips

There are a number of simple and effective actions that everyone can take to minimize their risk of becoming a victim.

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General Safety Tips

  • Lock. Your. Door. Even if you will only be gone for a few minutes or just down the hall.
  • Don't walk alone at night, and avoid shortcuts or remote areas.
  • Have your keys ready as you approach your residence or car.
  • If you believe you are being followed, call Campus Security 717.361.1111 1111
  • Use the buddy system at parties and events.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and follow your instincts.

Bystander Intervention Tips

  • Avoid being a passive bystander to situations which could potentially evolve into sexual misconduct/assault. Pay attention to the verbal and non-verbal signals of those around you and intervene in situations where someone may be at risk for assault.
  • Ask yourself, “If I were in this situation, would I want someone to help me?”  Enlist a friend to help “give them an out.”
  • Remember consent for sexual activity is Competent, Active, Reversible and Explicit (CARE).  Ask yourself if the persons involved can provide consent.
  • Follow your intuition.  If a situation appears unsafe, enlist help.  Call Campus Security at 717.361.1111 for assistance or advice.

 

Registered Sex Offender information

A list of all registered sex offenders in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania
State Police at http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/.