This past January Governor Pat Quinn announced that up to $25 million in grants is available in safety grants for Illinois public schools. Safety grants are used to strengthen security and provide equipment and training that can protect students and save lives.
SABRE’s College Safety Program is specifically tailored to address student life on campus, especially freshmen who are new to the college environment. Our program addresses a wide range of scenarios that most students encounter on a regular basis, both on- and off- campus.
College students are encouraged to follow these safety tips provided by SABRE and our partner RAINN:
Out and about? Try to walk in open, well lit, and populated places
Natural landscapes like hedges or dense trees and bushes are great hiding places for an attacker.
If you find yourself alone, be cautious when a stranger requests for your help.
If necessary, be rude to avoid a potentially dangerous encounter.
Walk everywhere like you have a purpose and you know where you’re going, even if you don’t.
With your shoulders back, head up, with a steady pace, people are less likely to want to mess with you.
Avoid listening to your music blasting when you’re out and about.
If it’s a must, at least don’t have both earbuds in when listening to music when you’re walking. You can still jam while being more alert to the noises and people around you.