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September 8, 2015
 
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National Campus Safety Awareness Month

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The health and safety of our students is one of the university’s highest priorities.  Unfortunately, college campuses are not immune to destructive behaviors, crimes, and violence including issues such as high risk drinking, illegal drug use, thefts, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.  September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and activities are focused on advocacy, education and training supporting initiatives and legislation that addresses issues related to these realities.

With the beginning of a new university year, many new and returning students don’t think about their safety both on or off campus.  Campus safety is a partnership between you, the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety and Transportation and several other university offices and centers.

Attending college is one of the most exciting milestones in a young person’s life.  There are new friends and experiences and for many, the first real taste of freedom.  However, there can also be unexpected dangers.  Each year more than 85,000 crimes are reported on college campuses nationwide while 93% of crimes against students occur off university and college campus property.

National Campus Safety Awareness Month helps set the stage for critical conversations between students, faculty, staff and key groups on campus.  Professional staff members from public safety, health and counseling services, student affairs, student life, and local organizations dedicated to crime prevention, violence prevention and health safety awareness will be available to discuss these health and safety topics offering tips to assist in your daily lives.

Please get involved by visiting the tables and sessions listed below.

And remember—If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t so get out of the situation.


The following events are scheduled for Campus Safety Awareness Month:

Tuesday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., UC Lobby
Stop by and pick up some tips on staying safe on campus. In addition information will be available on identity theft and phone scams. 

Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.2:00  p.m., UC Lobby
Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Public Safety and IT will be available to help you download the Find my I phone APP.

Wednesday, September 16- 6:30 p.m, Waldo Hall lounge
Detective Pedone, Garden City Police Department, will hold a discussion on the New York State Social Host Law- alcohol and drug offenses. Detective Pedone will answer any questions that concern students. This event is open to all residents and commuters.

Tuesday, September 22,– 11:00 a.m.2:00  p.m., UC Lobby
Stop by and meet Greta Tiberia of the Student Counseling Center. She will answer questions on Adelphi’s alcohol and drug policies on campus. Free pens and stress balls!

Wednesday September 23 –11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m., Levermore Hall President’s Conference room
“Public Safety Emergency Operations Center”
View how the University is prepared for a major incident and what goes on behind the scenes. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday September 23, 6:30 p.m., Eddy Hall Lounge
Detective Richard Pedone, Garden City Police Department, will hold a discussion on the New York State Social Host Law- alcohol and drug offenses. Detective Pedone will answer any questions that concern students. This event is open to all residents and commuters.

Thursday September 24,  –11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m., UC Lobby
Stop by and pick up some tips on how to stay safe on and off campus. In addition information will be available on identity theft and phone scams. Free Pens!

Friday September 25
Public Safety, in conjunction with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, will collect all unused or expired prescription and non prescription medication. All collected drugs will be incinerated to prevent them from entering the Long Island water table. (Pet Meds also).

Saturday September 26,– 10:00 a.m.2:00  p.m.,  UC Lobby
National Drug Take Back Day– The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency and Public Safety  will be in the UC lobby collecting drugs from students, faculty, staff and Garden City residents.

Tuesday September 29 – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m., University Center Room 211 
Campus Safety 101 video will be shown. A discussion on personal safety will follow. Free pens and hand sanitizers. Open to all faculty, staff and students.

Tuesday September 29, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m., University Quad 
Department of Public Safety Mobile Command Unit. What happens when the fire alarm is activated? Unusual odor in Science? Come view the Mobile Command Unit and see how an emergency is run from the field. A significant amount of equipment will be on display. See how the department tracks people in the affected area.

 

For further information, please contact:

Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone

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