Our safety awareness programs serve as opportunities to share information about campus safety and also gain feedback about ways we can enhance our services.

We conduct a variety of programs including:

  • Student/Employee Orientations
    • During orientation, we give presentations to students and
      employees to familiarize them with our department and
      procedures. Additionally, we offer suggestions on maintaining
      personal safety that can be used on campus, at home or in general.
  • Listening Circles
    • We host meetings with students, administrators, faculty and staff to
      discuss safety concerns and suggestions for collaborative initiatives.
  • Coffee with the Cops
    • Coffee with the Cops provides informal interaction between
      our department and the University community at various
      campus locations. We do this by serving free coffee and snacks
      to our students, faculty and staff who stop by while walking on
      campus or in our buildings.
  • Opportunity Knocks
    • Our team and the residential life staff tour residence halls, knock
      on students' doors and have informal discussions about strategies
      to maintain their personal safety on campus and in the community.


We offer several Self-Empowerment options:

  • RAD (Rape-Aggression-Defense) is a course for women only.
    Students can enroll in an accredited two-credit course through
    the Department of Kinesiology. Certified RAD instructors
    from Campus Safety Services and partnering departments
    teach this course.
    An introductory self-defense program can be conducted
    upon request with one of our certified RAD instructors.
    For more information, contact Special Services Coordinator
    Donna Gray at (215) 204-5870 or via e-mail at

In addition to our safety programs, we encourage you to check out our safety tips.