SJU to Hold Campus Safety and Security Awareness Fair

Thursday, September 20, 2007

What: September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and Saint Joseph's Universityis hosting a fair to educate students on how to make their college experience the safest possible.

Date: Thursday, September 20 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Saint Joseph's University Campion Student Center – Crimson Café

Highlights: Self-Defense: Experts from Action Karate will give students a crash-course with a self-defense free lesson.

Neighborhood Safety: Police officers from the 5th and 19th Districts, Lower Merion and City Ave. Bike Patrol will answer questions and offer safety tips. Denys Davis, SJU's off-campus housing coordinator, will advise students who wish to move off campus next year.

Sexual Assault Safety: Representatives from REPP (Rape Education Prevention Program) and One in Four (both student groups) will offer tips on how to limit your risk of being involved in a sexual assault. They will also share resources available to them on and off campus.

Alcohol/Party Safety: Ellen Trappey, SJU's substance abuse counselor, will lead a discussion on safety risks when drinking. Students from Student Senate and Sigma Pi will also offer similar tips from a student perspective.

Campus Safety: SJU's Office of Public Safety and Security will answer questions and offer tips on how to stay safe in their residence hall and on campus. They will stress the importance of keeping personal belongings safe as well as utilizing the shuttle and escort services for transportation to and from their residence halls.

Media Contact

Office of University Communications, 610-660-1222

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