Programs and services
Self defence for women
This self defense program is designed for women, including members of the public, of all ages and of all levels of physical fitness. The techniques are simple to learn and effective.
Peace officers within Protective Services are highly trained individuals who assist the campus community through educational programs, emergency response, crime prevention and community policing. Protective Services is open every day, all day.
Discrimination and harassment prevention
The University of Saskatchewan is committed to creating and maintaining a positive environment for working and learning that is free of discrimination and harassment.
The Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy applies to all members of the university community including individuals employed directly or indirectly at the university, students, volunteers and visitors.
Educate yourself in order to increase your safety against sexual assault and reduce your risk of committing a sexual assault.
If you have been sexually assaulted, tell someone.
Bringing in the Bystander® Workshop
This bystander intervention workshop is highly interactive and rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur. Contact Protective Services for more information.
Everyday safety tips
Be aware of your surroundings.
Only carry essential cash/credit cards with you.
Be familiar with the location of all emergency phones on campus.
If you are concerned about walking across campus, contact Safewalk for an escort.
Try to stay in well-lit, higher traffic areas.
- Consider taking a self-defense course (there is a Self Defense course offered to women on campus)
You will need to login with your NSID to access the video
Alcohol and drugs safety
- Follow the ‘buddy’ system when you are out and alcohol is involved. Look out for your friends, and have them look out for you.
- Monitor your alcohol intake. Over-indulgence often lessens the experience.
- Do not leave your drink unattended. Either take your drink with you as you mingle, or be prepared to let it be thrown out. The only way to monitor exactly what is in your drink is to watch it at all times.
- Do NOT drink and drive and do NOT get into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.
- Keep enough cash on hand to pay for a taxi ride home.
Illegal drug use is not tolerated on campus. If you are caught under the influence of an illegal substance, or in possession of an illegal substance, action may be taken against you. This could include criminal charges, or academic action. Contact the Student Wellness Centre if you feel you need help with a drug abuse problem.
Myth: Only people who sleep around get STIs.
Fact: Anyone can get an STI. In fact, you can get an STI from your very first sexual experience.
Myth: I don’t know anyone who has a STI. It must not be a concern on campus.
Fact: If you are between the ages of 18 and 25, chances are some of your friends have or had an STI. People do not discuss these infections, but they still exist.
Protect your belongings and identity
Lost and foundAll items that are found on campus may be taken to Protective Services.
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