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Life at USF

Crime Prevention

Programs and Presentations

The Department of Public Safety offers programs and presentations on crime prevention, personal safety, sexual assault awareness, self-defense, and fire safety and prevention. Presentations frequently involve experts from public and private organizations.

Student Housing and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) also sponsor programs relating to personal safety, as well as alcohol and drug awareness.

Prevention Through Awareness

As part of crime prevention programs, information on major incidents may be forwarded to certain university officials, the Office of Marketing Communications, and the campus newspaper, the Foghorn, when necessary. When circumstances require immediate notification throughout the university community, Crime Prevention Bulletins are produced and distributed through email and/or SMS text message.

Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to maintain updated contact information with the university in order to receive any emergency notifications.

Self-Defense for Women

Officers conduct self-defense classes for women upon request for groups on campus throughout the year. Each class combines lectures and hands-on training to teach rudimentary self-defense skills women can utilize to evade and avoid an attack.

Safety On The Street

Help keep yourself safe by practicing the techniques on the Safety on the Street tip sheet all year long.