AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The campus safety forum on Sunday afternoon brought students, faculty and staff together to discuss personal safety on campus.
Director of Campus Safety and Security Kelvin King said, "Our mission is to do everything humanly possible to keep campus safe."
Emergency management technician and self-defense teacher Lyn Littleton said the tips shared in the forum should become second-nature to students. "These are things that should just become a part of your life. The last thing we want to do is live in a world where we're afraid to walk outside or we're afraid to go study," she said.
Campus Safety and Security officer Keith Walton said students should also be wary of what they share on social media. "We share a little too much on social media sites. Someone can know if we aren't at home. We don't want to give all of our information out," he said.
Campus Safety and Security reminded students of campus and third party resources including:
- Safe Harbor: The 24 hour free and confidential advocacy program serves students and employees who have experienced power-based personal violence through crisis response, support, information and referrals.
- Phone Number: 334-844-7233
- Auburn University's Green Dot program: The Green Dot program provides a way for students to be reactive and proactive as bystanders in situations they perceive as dangerous or that may lead to harm.
- Campus Security Shuttle: The shuttle runs seven days a week while classes are in session. Students can call the shuttle for free rides from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. to on-campus locations only.
- Phone Number: 334-844-7400
- Self-Defense for Women: This one-hour credit class teaches women about risk awareness and risk reduction. Women are taught self-defense skills using the Rape, Aggression, Defense system.
- Auburn Safety Friend Walk: Auburn University students can use a virtual buddy system through the Auburn Safety app.
- Emergency Blue Lights: Students can use the blue light phones on campus to directly dial 911 and share their location with police. There are over 150 phones on campus.
- Life 360 app: The Life 360 app allows family members and friends to track a user's location throughout the day. The app sends alerts to designated members when users arrive safely at locations.
- Google Voice: The Google Voice app allows for third-party messaging. Recommended to use with online dating, the app allows users to change their number associated with the app at any time.
- Active Shooter response training: This training covers topics including lockdown and barricade procedures, safe evacuation and countering when there are no other options. The training is three times a semester.
- The next training is November 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Campus Safety and Security office at 543 West Magnolia Avenue.