Dear members of the Marquette community,
April is sexual assault awareness month. To show your support for survivors, and show your commitment to ending sexual assault and victim blaming, please join us in the university’s observance of Denim Day on April 25. With this important event in mind, it is a good time to remember that we want everyone in our Marquette community to take care of themselves and take care of one another. Marquette recognizes that the victim is never at fault for sexual violence, and there are steps our students and members of our community can take to reduce the risk. Please read, and share, the following safety tips:
- The use of alcohol by students under age 21 is against the law and against university policy. If you do plan to drink, be responsible, and do so in moderation.
- Always travel in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times. Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.
- When using a ride sharing service or taxi for transportation, please take steps to ensure your safety:
- Make sure to match your driver’s name, vehicle description and license plate with the information provided through the app on your phone.
- Avoid anyone who offers a ride when it is not clear that they are directly affiliated with an established taxi or ride sharing service.
- When on campus, use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by MUPD. Call (414) 288-6363 for Student Safety Patrol escorts.
- Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.
- If you observe any suspicious behavior or fear for your safety at any time, contact MUPD at (414) 288-1911 or through one of the more than 450 blue light phones on and near campus.
- Enter MUPD’s number in your phone so you have it handy at all times: (414) 288-1911.
- Above all, take care of one another.