Overview of Fall Safety Month

Overview of Fall Safety Month 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness

Dating and Relationship Violence
Find out more information about dating and domestic violence.

Stalking
Find out more information about stalking.

Sexual Violence
Find out more information about sexual violence.

Consent
Find out more information about consent.

Alcohol Safety

wrecked car on display on campus

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.

Drug Safety

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 | Personal Safety

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.

Personal Safety Guidelines and Identity Theft (PDF)
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.

Bicycle Registration Form (PDF)
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.

Important Phone Numbers 

CTXPD 512.313.3311
Austin Police Department 911 or 512.974.5750
Helpdesk 512.313.4357
Facilities Management 512.313.4357

Medical Emergency

  • 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

Evacuation

  • Evacuate via the nearest exit as quickly as possible
  • Meet outside at the designated assembly area
  • Prevent people from re-entering the building

Shelter-In-Place

  • 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"

Active Shooter

  • 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
    • Improvise weapons
    • Commit to your action
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