From: News Alert E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Tue Sep 21 2010 - 20:56:25 MDT
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:56:25 -0600 (MDT) From: News Alert E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: CU reminding campus community of safety practices
TO: CU-Boulder Students, Faculty and Staff
FROM: Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
Deb Coffin, dean student affairs of students and associate vice
chancellor for student affairs
Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration
SENDER: Deb Coffin
DATE: September 21, 2010
SUBJECT: CU reminding campus community of safety practices
In the wake of recent assaults that occurred both on and off campus,
University of Colorado officials are reminding students of important
personal and community safety measures.
CU police and safety officials remind you to:
-- Use the buddy system. Walk home with friends and don't leave friends
alone while out together at night.
-- Close and lock doors and windows.
-- Report all suspicious activity and persons in on-campus locations to
campus police by calling 9-1-1 in emergencies or 303-492-6666 in
-- Report all suspicious activity and persons in off-campus locations to
Boulder police by calling 9-1-1 in emergencies or 303-441-3333 in
-- Remember that alcohol impairs judgment and the ability to recognize
-- Be a helpful bystander. If you see a crime in progress, quickly make a
call or assemble a group to aid a victim. If in doubt, call authorities.
-- All residence hall residents should be conscientious about any strangers
trying to enter buildings without an escort or "tailgating" -- entering
residence halls with a group of students. Doors leading to living areas in
residence halls remain locked 24 hours a day and visitors should sign in and
out at front desks.
CU-Boulder community safety measures already in place or being currently
-- The University of Colorado Police Department is working with Boulder
Police in sharing tips and information on the recent assaults. CUPD employs
46 full-time officers who patrol the campus and respond to reports of
emergencies and crimes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students should
call 9-1-1 for police, medical and fire emergencies both on and off campus,
and 303-492-6666 for non-emergencies on campus and 303-441-3333 for
non-emergencies off campus.
-- CU conducts outreach to CU student victims of assaults as well as to
their friends through the CU Office of Victim Assistance. Victim Assistance
staff can assist with safety planning and provide resources for those
impacted by crimes. Trained professionals can discuss incidents in private
and assist with the reporting of assaults to authorities. For information,
call the Office of Victim Assistance at 303-492-8855, or CU's Office of
Counseling and Psychological Services at 303-492-6766.
-- CU-Boulder tests its emergency text alert system, CU Alert, twice per
year in the fall and the spring. Campus administrators encourage all
students, faculty and staff to sign up for the service to receive breaking
news about campus emergencies. To access the system, the CU-Boulder
community should go to http://www.colorado.edu/alerts/ .
-- CU Facilities Management, working with CUPD and other campus safety
officials and women's safety advocates, twice a year completes a "lighting
Walk" audit of campus lighting and obstructions like bushes and brush. As a
result, lighting has been added in several areas of campus to enhance
-- There are 62 emergency phone kiosks scattered across the main campus,
east campus, Williams Village and Bear Creek Apartments and in the Regent
Drive and Euclid Avenue parking lots and on the Hill. Students and others
can use them to connect to campus police to report crimes in progress,
suspicious persons, medical emergencies or concerns about personal safety.
-- CU NightRide, created by the CU Student Government, offers free,
nighttime escorts to students, staff and faculty around campus and anywhere
within the Boulder city limits. To request a ride, call 303-492-7233.
-- The Community Health office uses interactive education, peer-facilitated
programs and campus-wide campaigns to raise awareness of sexual violence.
For information call 303-492-2937.
For more safety information, go to http://www.colorado.edu/safety.
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