There are perpetrators who take advantage of this feeling of safety and security to commit acts of sexual violence.We can all take steps to increase safety on college campuses.
No tips can absolutely guarantee safety—sexual violence can happen to anyone, and it’s not the only crime that can occur on a college campus.
It’s important to remember that if you are sexually assaulted on campus it is not your fault—help and support are available.
The following tips may reduce your risk for many different types of crimes, including sexual violence.
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