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10 things to know about safety

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.

October is SafeU Month at the University of Utah, and there will be dozens of opportunities to engage in safety awareness, education and training opportunities on campus. See what’s happening throughout the month here.

Week One (Sept. 30-Oct. 6) launches SafeU Month with a general focus on resources, support, tools, trainings and other safety information.

“Safety is a culture” means we—as a campus community—think, act and engage with everyone’s safety in mind. Make a Pact to Act this month by reading (see box), engaging and participating in a safety activity.

Here is our list of 10s, which spotlight some—but not all—safety actions, resources and trainings on campus:

10 campus safety/support resources

10 trainings on campus

10 new hires

  • Chief Safety Officer (in progress)
  • Chief of Police (in progress)
  • Resident Outreach Coordinator in HRE
  • Police detective who specializes in crimes involving interpersonal violence
  • Victim-survivor advocate in UUPD
  • Consultant in Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
  • Student Conduct Case Manager in the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Additional security officers in Health Sciences’ buildings (ongoing)
  • Victim advocate in Center for Student Wellness
  • BIT case manager in the Office of the Dean of Students

10 actions on safety

  • Evening classes have been consolidated in five neighborhoods
  • Coordinated shuttle, van and courtesy escort services with neighborhoods
  • SafeRide, an on-demand evening campus van service, launched this fall
  • Students with U parking passes may now park in "A" lots after 3 p.m.
  • Added more lights—now 3,204—and security cameras
  • Revised HRE’s Overnight Guest Policy
  • Created Resilience U working group
  • Established seed grant program for research on violence against women
  • Partnered with the One Love Foundation to provide healthy relationship workshops
  • Added new online training modules for students on mental health (October) and diversity, equity & inclusion awareness and prescription drug abuse prevention (spring)

10 trainings that are new, ongoing or specifically required

  • Mandatory training for incoming students on sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention.
  • Firearms on campus
  • Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and University Police (UUPD) received Behavioral Intervention Team basic training
  • Key HRE and Office of the Dean of Students staff completed NABITA and SIVRA threat assessment training
  • HRE & UUPD received OEO/AA/Title IX training on required reporting processes
  • HRE staff received additional training on housing policies, specifically about guest visitors
  • UUPD staff received enhanced training on law enforcement databases
  • UUPD officers and appropriate staff completed Lethality Assessment Program training
  • All faculty and staff hires are assigned information security courses
  • Healthy relationship training by One Love Foundation

J. Willard Marriott Library book list for SafeU Month

This is List #1 of books available through the Marriott Library that are related to safety issues being highlighted during October is SafeU Month—which coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each week will feature a new list.

  1. "Rising Strong," Brene Brown
  2. "Rid of My Disgrace," Justin & Lindsey Holcomb
  3. "Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home," Anita Hill
  4. "Girl in the Woods," Aspen Matis
  5. "Learning Good Consent," edited by Cindy Crabb
  6. "The Courage to Heal," Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
  7. "Queering Sexual Violence," edited by Jennifer Patterson
  8. "Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self," edited by James Cassese
  9. "The Sexualization of Childhood," edited by Sharna Olfman
  10. "Ask: Building Consent Culture," edited by Kitty Stryker
  11. "Everyday Sexism," Laura Bates
  12. "Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism," Laura Bates
  13. "Sex Object," Jessica Valenti
  14. "He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know," Jessica Valenti
  15. "Lived Through This," Anne K. Ream
  16. "You Are Not Alone," Jyssica Schwartz
  17. "Transforming A Rape Culture," Buchwald Fletcher Roth
  18. "Written on the Body," edited by Lexie Bean
  19. "What we Talk About When We Talk About Rape," Sohaila Abdulali
  20. "Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice," Susan Caringella
  21. "Breaking Through the Silence," Marissa F. Cohen
  22. "On Being Raped," Raymond M. Douglas