BSU updates safety checklist

By Stephanie Dawber

Editor-in-Chief

  1. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course

The Bridgewater State University Police Department will be conducting free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) courses. RAD is a basic sexual assault defense course designed for women. There are still seats available, including Nov. 4, 11 and 18. The courses are held in Burnell Hall room 132B from 6:30-9:30 p.m., except for Nov. 18 that is 6-10 p.m. To register contact BSU Police captain Michael Froio via email mfroio@bridgew.edu.

  1. Store BSU Police & Bridgewater Police Department in your cell.

Every second counts if you are in danger. The quickest way to reach help is through these phone lines: BSU Police (508) 531-1212 and Bridgewater Police Department (508) 697-0914.

  1. Walk in groups

Be sure to walk in groups, especially at night. Always stick together with your group of friends and never leave a friend alone at a party. Try to take well-trafficked routes to avoid being isolated with someone that you do not know or trust. Also, familiarize your surroundings and take notice of the blue light locations on campus. Don’t be hesitant to use them if necessary.

  1. Lock your dorm door & store valuables in a safe

When leaving your dorm make sure your door is securely latched shut. Also, consider owning a small safe to protect valuables such as cash, electronics or a laptop.

  1. Commuters- park in Faculty Lots after 4:00 p.m.

After 4:00 p.m. commuters are allowed to park in faculty lots. Students are encouraged to take advantage of faculty lots since they are closer to buildings. Additionally, it is recommended to park in well-lit areas if it’s dark outside.

  1. Always report any suspicious behavior

If you see something suspicious happening, do not be hesitant to report it. In order to prevent another assault from happening on campus, BSU will grant amnesty for students that have violated a campus policy, such as underage drinking. “For folks who seem to possibly have violated a policy at the university, we do have the ability to give students what we refer to as amnesty. So it’s more of a safety for coming forward,” said Dr. Jason Pina, Vice President of Student Affairs.

  1. File harassment complaints to the Title IX Coordinator

Complaints or concerns about discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and/or retaliation should be filed with the Director of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Office. Please contact Erin Debobes by telephone at  508. 531.1486 or via email at erin.debobes@bridgew.edu.
Stephanie Dawber is the Editor-in-Chief of The Comment newspaper. Follow her on Twitter @StephanieDawber.

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