Over 20 million college students are getting ready to head back to campus this fall. While many will be concerned about making new friends, keeping up with classes and a new roommate, SABRE is encouraging students to think about something else too - their personal safety.
Because of alarming statistics, they need to. The 2014 Presidential Task force estimates 1 in 5 women, or about 2.4 million of the 20 million students, will be a victim of sexual assault during her time on a college campus. 10,000 students will be victims of robbery or aggravated assault on campus each year.
For many students, it's their first time living in a new environment on their own for the first time. That's why many colleges will host meetings with incoming Freshman and the campus police.
Many of the tips we plan to share are inspired from SABRE's College Safety Program
. This class teaches students how to develop a "safety mindset." We'll teach techniques to help identify threats, and give practical tips on how to escape a dangerous situation safely.
SABRE's College Safety Program plans to tour this fall! If you'd like to invite us to your campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this website: http://www.sabrecollegesafetyprogram.com/registration.