University offers several ways to increase personal safety

2/5/2008 - By: Patrick McDonnell

The University hosts a number of personal safety classes ranging from rape defense and self defense to safety-awareness instruction for students, faculty and staff.

Certified instructors with the University Police Services department will teach the four-day Rape Aggression Defense course starting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 5. Classes will also be held next month, March 3-6, at the same time. The classes last three hours. Participants must register in advance by calling University Police Services, at 784-4013.

University police officer Eric James instructs a safety-awareness course that covers developing good habits at home, on the street and in the workplace to lessen opportunities for potential criminals. Classes run from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Great Room (fourth floor). Monday classes are also being considered, but a schedule has not been finalized. To participate in or schedule a class, call 784-6505. Check the union website for additional campus safety information.

The University’s Campus Recreation and Wellness office will host self-defense classes for male and female international students and scholars from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Lombardi Recreation Building, Multiuse Room 1. To participate, call Zaneta Janiczak at 784-6874.


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