Most college campuses provide excellent on-campus safety measures; however, 93% of crimes against college students occur in off-campus settings. Research conducted on college campuses shows that male students are most vulnerable to violent crimes. Unfortunately, examples of crime involving college students are on the rise and include:
The 2009 fatal injury of University of Connecticut football player, Jasper Howard. Howard was at a party after a big win at a football game. While Howard proved that he was skilled at mastering the game of football, he lacked the skills related to evading the escalating negative behavior of people not affiliated with his university.
The 2011 outbreak of violence at Youngstown State University which resulted in one student fatality and numerous other students being wounded.
The 2008 beating death of a Kent State University student after an encounter with non-students turned violent.
This session will include information and skills relevant to male and female students. In addition, safety threats associated with student athletes will be addressed.