What is Safety Planning?
Safety planning is all about thinking ahead and making sure you are prepared to avoid potential harm or removing yourself from existing harm. Your safety and health are important to us, and we want you to feel equipped and have access to safety. Below are some ways you can prepare yourself or help prepare others for safety. If you are in a violent situation and your safety is at risk, please dial 911 or call LUPD’s emergency number (434) 592-3911.
Safety Planning Steps
Safety planning. RAINN. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from https://www.rainn.org/articles/safety-planning
Sexual Misconduct Prevention
Sexual Assault Awareness
Awareness of sexual misconduct is important to help the victims of assault while also preventing future assaults. Our page on sexual assault awareness has more information on how you can be more aware and what you can do to help prevent sexual assault.
No one should have to stand alone when it comes to sexual assault. Never assume someone else will help, always be ready to step in and promote safety for not just yourself but others. Our Bystander Intervention page gives a plan on how to intervene in sexual misconduct situations safely.
Consent is necessary for every relationship and it is key to maintaining healthy relationships and boundaries. Consent is the voluntary, affirmative, and freely-given agreement, through words and/ or actions in reference to sexual and non-sexual physical touch. Learn more about how to practice consent here.
For current and long-term safety, consider developing a plan which could help you remain safe and reduce risk of future harm. Contact our office for safety planning assistance at (434) 592-4999. Contact Liberty University Police Department if you are in immediate danger (434) 592-3911. Get Information about safety planning: National Domestic Violence Hotline.
How You Can Stay Safe on Campus
Sign up for the Campus Alert System
Emergency Contact Boxes:
Visit our Information page for additional resources and support.