Overview of Fall Safety Month 2016
Sexual Assault Awareness:
Find out more information about dating and domestic violence.
Find out more information about stalking.
Find out more information about sexual violence.
Find out more information about consent.
Alcohol and Drug Safety:
Don't let this happen to you.
This vehicle was the casualty of drinking and driving.
College is not an excuse to abuse drugs and alcohol. Changing the Culture.
Moderate use (2-3 drinks) can result in a loss of motor coordination for up to 12 to 18 hours after drinking.
Alcohol consumption by college students is linked to at least 1,400 student deaths and 500,000 unintentional injuries each year.
Alcohol does not relieve depression; it makes it worse.
One third of suicides are associated with alcohol misuse.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 35% of the new freshmen population will comprise the bulk of new drug users and potential drug abusers on college campuses.
43% of the overall college student body has either tried or is currently addicted to at least one of the top ten drugs found on college campuses.
Although most college students use prescription drugs properly, about one in four people aged 18 to 20 report using these medications non-medically at least once in their lives.
Non-medical use of pain relievers is on the rise among college-age youth.
Texting and Driving
Need a reason to park your cell phone while driving?
You are 23 times more likely to crash if you text while driving.
In Texas in 2011, cell-phone use was the contributing factor in 3,147 crashes and 40 fatal crashes.
If you're under 18, it's against the law to use a cell phone while driving.
Texans are fed up with the swerving, skidding, red light running, and crashing by drivers looking at their phones instead of the road. With nearly 6,000 people in our country killed each year due to distracted driving, there's only one thing to do: Hang up and drive.
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation
At Concordia University Texas, we are not only concerned about making sure you are safe, but also equipping you with the knowledge to hopefully prevent unsafe situations from happening.
This week, Concordia University Texas is focusing on personal, residence hall, and vehicle safety. During this week, you will see posters around campus with personal safety tips along with an opportunity at Tornado Tuesday to register your bicycle and personal items with CTX Police. The residence halls will be focusing on health and wellness, including an inspection of each room.
Below are some forms that will assist you in keeping you and your personal items safe.
Outlines general safety tips everyone needs to know to protect themselves on campus or off.
Safety Protocol (PDF)
This form outlines the guidelines you will need to use if you encounter an armed subject or disruptive individual.
This form will allow you to register your bicycle with CTXPD. If it is stolen, the police department will have all the necessary information to find it.
Property Inventory Form (PDF)
This form will allow you to register your personal property (example: TV, iPad, iPhone, etc.) with CTXPD. If it is stolen, the police department will have all the necessary information to find it.
Remember: The best way to solve crime is to prevent crime. Do your part in keeping our campus safe. Report all suspicious activity.
Emergency Management Awareness:
Important Phone Numbers
|Austin Police Department||911 or 512.974.5750|
Immediately call CTXPD or 911
Remain calm and stay with person until assistance arrives
Do not transport an individual
Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen or appears to be in pain
First aid kits and AEDs are located in each building
Evacuate via the nearest exit as quickly as possible
Meet outside at the designated assembly area
Prevent people from re-entering the building
Alert occupants of the situation and direct them to the designated shelter(s)
Shelter on the lowest floor away from windows and close all doors
Report shelter status, injuries, facility damage or other hazards to the Emergency Response Team
Prevent people from exiting the facility until receiving the "all clear"
Run: When an active shooter is in your vicinity
If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate
Help others escape if possible
Once outside, prevent others from entering the area
Call 911 when you are safe
Hide: If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide
Lock and/or blockade the door
Silence your cell phone
Remain very quiet
Your hiding place should
Be out of the shooter's view
Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction
Not trap or restrict your options for movements.
If there is another escape path and you can safely exit, attempt to evacuate
Fight: As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger:
Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
Act with physical aggression
Commit to your action