I WATCH FOR ILLINOIS: A Community of Caring
iWatch Goes Greek: Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Joins the Safety Community
Thanks to Kalee Ludek, Office of the Dean of Students, for getting the first group of Greek members to show their support for campus safety Thursday, March 10. Clustered at the 6th Street entrance of Krannert Art Museum, brother and sisters from fraternities and sororities across campus came together wearing their "Orange" and House colors and join the growing number of Illinois students who are actively supporting awareness for safety on campus.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and Student Affairs are taking steps to make sure students have access to safety information and best practices. To that end we're asking for students to show their support for safety and their commitment to making campus a more caring community. Thanks to all the participants!
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Wed, March 9, 2011
SafeRides startup @7pm!
Effective Sunday, March 13 evening 335 SafeRides service will begin at 7:00 pm. Calls for 335 SafeRides will be taken until 6:00 am for trips to be completed by 6:30 am. Phone 217.265.7433(RIDE) to make arrangements for a SafeRides trip. Click here to review the SafeRides service boundaries. Woot-woot; WAY TO GO MTD!
Thu, February 17, 2011
Info Sessions on Building Your Own Neighborhood Watch
University Housing: Mon, February 21, 8pm @ SDRP Room 2009
Campus-wide: Thu, February 24, 7pm @ Funk ACES Library Heritage Room
Join University Police and OIIR staff for an introductory training for campus members who want to promote safety and community at Illinois. As a “Community of Caring,” we promote mutual respect, concern, and safety for all members and pledge to watch out for one another.
Learn to identify suspicious activity by behavior, not bias
Receive tips on being an empowered bystander
Gain skills and information to lead your own neighborhood watch
For more information, contact Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org, 244-1814 and Joan at email@example.com. See these events on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=177341612308567http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=172811052765489
Sponsored by the University of Illinois Police Department, the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, and Student Affairs at Illinois.
Mon, February 7, 2011
Enough is Enough: I's for Safety
"I"s for Safety is a campaign focused on empowering the University of Illinois community to create a safer campus.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
ABC "Always Be Careful"
Fri, February 18, 2011 Illini Union, 9:30-10:30pm
Taking a Stand Against LGBTQ Harassment
Mon, February 21, 2011 Women's Resource Center, 12-1pm
Officially Be Safe for Unofficial
Wed, February 23, 2011 Ikenberry Dining Hall, 5-6:30pm
Heal with Wellness, Don't Harm
Tue,y April 5, ARC Wellness Center, 4–5:30pm
Enough is Enough: Creating Safer Campuses,
Gwen Dungy, Executive Director of NASPA
Wed, April 6, 201, SDRP Conference Room, 6-7:30pm
Fostering Healthy Relationships
Thu, April 7, 2011, SDRP Conference Room, 7-8:30pm
I's for Safety: Empowering the Community
Fri, April 8, 2011, Main Quad, 11-12:30pm
Tue, February 1, 2011
Thanks to Alpha Phi Alpha: "Too Tuff on Crime Alerts"
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity offered a self-defense workshop at the ARC to help teach others to protect themselves against predators and attackers on campus. "90% of self-defense is education. Come find out what you can do to protect yourself against sexual predators and other attackers," explaining their need for the workshop, according to the flier given out by Hameed Bello. They also distributed iwatch safety bracelets for participants. Good sTuff.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Illinois Students are getting the Picture – Literally
Thanks to the folks who met at the Alma Mater to pose for the first Safety poster. It was cold and a little more than dreary, so we appreciated them coming out to be a part of the effort. We hope to have iWatch bracelets available for Illinois student by February 1. They'll be available in almost all Student Affairs units and/or facilities.
The more students who are made aware of this campaign, the more safety may become an integral part of each Illinois students' life skills and learning experience. At least that's our plan...and our greatest hope.
We'd also like thanks Illini Tower's 6/12 Experience group for being our second photo opportunity. Talk about a rivalry: they were competing to see which floor could get more students in the picture. We – and they – challenge you all to pick up a bracelet, and send us a photo of your group, floor, organization or just BFFs in the spirit of safety for all on campus.
We'll be posting periodically as we get new photos in. If you want to take your own photos, just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to get a gallery of Illinois students showing how good their safety bracelets look!
Safety on campus is everyone's business.
There are 42,000 undergraduate and graduate students on campus. We as a campus community are rallying against recent shows of force and aggression with the same courage and integrity that has made this University one of the greatest in the nation.
As a member of the campus community, we're calling upon each one of you to not only become more diligent and watchful for your own safety: we're asking you to watch out for each other.
A college education is not the only thing you get at Illinois. You grow as an individual. You become part of a team: in your campus home, in the classroom, in your extra-curricular activities and in many leadership capacities. As you do, you mature as a person of compassion, learning to care about and put others first. That shows real strength.
Now is the time to show how much you've learned at Illinois, not just in the classroom, but as a caring part of this community.
Safety is everyone's concern. Join us in protecting our campus, and each other.
Trust your instincts
See a suspicious person or situation?
See someone walking home alone?
Notice a friend missing from the group?
See someone who is under the influence and potentially in danger?
Don't be afraid to help or call 911!
Even if they aren't your friend, the person you help today may help you or a friend tomorrow. University Police are there to help you.
Campus Safety Tips
Add an "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) contact to your cell phone
Use SafeWalks (217-333-1216) Sun-Thurs, 5pm-2am; Fri & Sat, 5pm-3am (Nov 1- Mar 12)
Call SafeRides (217-265-7433) evening hours until 5pm-6:30am (Nov 1- Mar 12)
Sign up for the Campus Emergency Text Messaging System
Campus Safety Phone Numbers
You can pick up a safety card and whistle to carry with you from the Office of the Dean of Students, Turner Student Services Building, 3rd floor.
Emergency (police, fire or ambulance): 911
Emergency from campus phone: 9-911
Campus Parking (motorist assistance): 217-244-HELP (4357)
Campus Police/SafeWalk: 217-333-1216
Emergency Dean/Dean of Students: 217-333-0050
McKinley Health Center (dial-a-nurse): 217-333-2700
MTD SafeRides: 217-265-RIDE (7433)
Rape Hotline: 217-355-5203
Crimestoppers Program (anonymous): 217-373-TIPS (8477)
Domestice Violence Hotline A Woman's Place: 217-384-4390
Printable Safety Materials
Here are the current materials available for print/web use and distribution.
HD-TV: https://illinois.edu/468/getyoursafetyon1185x885.jpg 823 K
Web Banner: https://illinois.edu/468/getyoursafetyon754x250.png 62 K
Poster - 11x17: https://illinois.edu/468/it612_streetsense.pdf 3MB
Powerpoint Slide (single slide): https://illinois.edu/468/iwatchslide.ppt 1 MB