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September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and UCAPD is partnering with the UCA Community to provide a full schedule of events and programming to raise awareness and promote safety with the start of the new academic year.

Theft Prevention Week

 Operation ID – Student Center Lobby

 Wednesday, September 2nd                                              11:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on how to register valuables in Operation ID and will have the opportunity to register onsite.

Self-Defense Class – HPER

Thursday, September 3rd                                                 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction. Go to OrgSync to sign up.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

 Stand Up and Speak Out Video – Student Health Center 307

Tuesday, September 8th                                                                1:40-2:30 p.m.

-UCAPD is partnering with the UCA Counseling Center to present this 20 minute video that addresses acquaintance rape and is specifically designed for college students. The last half hour students will be given some hands on techniques to help protect themselves.

 Rape Culture on Campuses- Ida Waldran Auditorium

Wednesday, September 9th                                            6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The UCA Counseling Center will have a speaker from the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ACASA) speak on rape culture on college campuses. The event will be staffed by UCA Counseling Center, and UCAPD.

 Self-Defense Class – HPER

Thursday, September 10th                                              8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction. Go to OrgSync to sign up.

 

 Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

Pledge Day – Amphitheatre

Monday, September 14th                                                                        all day

Members of the RSO, 80 Proof, will host a pledge event from 11:00 to 1:00. Students can sign and keep a car air freshener that poses the question, “Is it worth the risk?” By signing their name, students pledge to not drink and drive.

 The Truth About Alcohol Video – Student Health Center 307

Tuesday, September 15th                                                      1:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Explains what alcohol and drugs are and what they do to your body and mind – told by people who’ve been there, done them and survived to tell about it.

 Make Smart Choices Program – Amphitheatre

Wednesday, September 16th                                            11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

– Sponsored by Student Wellness and Development, UCA Police Department, and 80 Proof. Students will have an opportunity to “Walk the Line” while wearing vision impairment goggles and interact with officers. Students who participate will receive a shirt that says Make SMART Choices. This is an idea from the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week toolkit. Each letter in SMART stands for a prevention phrase.

S – Set Limits   M – Make a plan   A – Act to help others   R – Respect Choices of Peers   T – Talk to your friend.

Staff and officers will be educating students on these strategies as well as legal aspects of receiving a DWI, standard drink sizes, consequences of binge drinking, and having designated drivers.

 Self-Defense Class – HPER

Thursday, September 17th                                              8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction. Go to OrgSync to sign up.

Hazing Prevention Awareness Week

  Self-Defense Class – HPER

Thursday, September 24th                                              8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

-Students, faculty, and staff will receive information on the meaning of self-defense and the laws that can protect them. Verbal Judo will be discussed and there will be hands-on instruction. Go to OrgSync to sign up.

 

Personal Safety Week

UCAAlert System TEST- A cell phone near you!

Tuesday, September 29th                                                      1:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

In the event of an emergency which poses an immediate threat to the campus community, the UCA Police Department will use the UCAAlert system to notify the campus community through text/voice messages and email.

Clothes Line Project – Amphitheater

Wednesday, September 30th                                         10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The UCA Counseling Center and the Conway Women’s Shelter presents this awareness program that focuses on domestic violence. T-shirts designed by survivors of domestic violence are displayed and the consequence (sometimes deadly) of domestic violence is outlined.

Brake for Bears! – A Crosswalk Near You!

Wednesday, September 30th                                         7:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

– UCAPD and the Student Government Association are once again teaming up to promote pedestrian safety through the Brake for Bears campaign. Volunteers and UCA Police officers will encourage safety awareness throughout the morning at various crosswalks around campus by distributing pedestrian safety information and, while supplies last, official Brake for Bears t-shirts. Click HERE to sign up

 

Don’t Forget!!!!

 

OPERATION GOTCHA!! SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER SO WATCH YOUR STUFF!!

UCAPD will partner with Housing & Residence Life and Torreyson Library staff for Operation Gotcha! Officers and authorized staff will check residence halls and the library for unattended valuables and unlocked doors. Students will receive a “Gotcha” tag if items are found unattended.

 

Volunteers are needed for the Fall 2015 Brake for Bears!

To volunteer, please contact SSgt. B. Moore. at (501) 450-3111 or Click Here to sign up

 

 UCA is a safe campus and it takes all of us working together to keep it that way!

These programs and events would not be possible without the support and collaborative efforts of the following departments and student groups:

Housing and Residence Life

Student Wellness and Development

Student Life

Greek Life

UCA Counseling Center

Diversity and Community

Physical Plant

SGA

All Greek Council

80 Proof

UCA Athletics

UCA Band

Torreyson Library

Executive Staff