This week as both SafeU Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month come to their conclusion, red flags bearing relationship violence warning signs will be posted outside the Student Union, alongside green flags that display healthy relationship traits thanks to the Red Flag Project.
October is SafeU Month
This fourth week of SafeU Month is focused on physical and environmental safety. The division of Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety offers a variety of trainings and resources that help staff, students and faculty feel prepared should an emergency occur on campus.
This third week of SafeU Month is focused on mental and emotional wellness—a call to have all U students, faculty and staff feel more connected to each other and to themselves. When you’re taking care of yourself first, you can be better prepared to care for others, including through bystander intervention.
Because of Fall Break, this week’s SafeU theme focuses on staff readiness, which includes building a Threat Assessment Team—a group of staff dedicated to addressing imminent threats to campus, from both inside and outside the university.
October is SafeU Month at the U, and there will be dozens of opportunities to engage in safety awareness, education and training opportunities on campus.
“I did not fully grasp the impact of the injustices that my ancestors experienced until I was in my 20s. I loosely knew my Japanese-Australian grandmother and her family were interned during World War II. I knew she was a single mother, raising three children in post-war Australia and living below the poverty line. I knew my mother experienced racism in her home country. However, as the child of a white-American father and an immigrant, Japanese-Australian mother, I was shielded from much of this while growing up in a middle-class neighborhood.”
This semester, the Office of the Registrar began centralizing night classes in “neighborhoods.” These neighborhoods are aligned with campus transportation—SafeRide, shuttles and courtesy escorts—and night security patrols.