VOLUME 22 #3

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Students urged to put safety first

Safe UD poster

The University has launched a new public awareness campaign focusing on campus safety and well-being.

With the theme, “A safe UD starts with me,” the campaign stresses the importance of community, watching out for one another and reporting suspicious activity to UD Police. Posters displayed around campus feature bold colors and eye-catching typography to spread a simple and direct message, encouraging everyone to:

  • • Look up. Take your eyes off your phone and notice what’s going on around you.
  • • Watch out. Be aware of your own safety and keep an eye out for your friends and colleagues.
  • • Speak up. If you see something that is suspicious or makes you uneasy, call 911, use UD’s new LiveSafe smartphone app or pick up the nearest blue light phone.

A new webpage, www.udel.edu/safeud, links to a variety of resources.

Simultaneous with the campaign, UD Police have released a new, free smartphone application. The LiveSafe app lets users submit a quick tip to police via text with picture and video attachments (including the option to stay anonymous), live-chat with UD Police, and get quick access to emergency phone numbers that initiate location tracking when dialed and more.

Throughout this academic year, the campaign will be expanded to address other campus safety issues, such as responsible use of alcohol, sexual assault awareness and prevention, lab safety and Internet security.

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