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Safety Planning

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

 When Someone is Hurting You
 When Someone is Stalking You
When Leaving Someone Who Is Hurting You

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.

Bystander Intervention

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.


 Practicing Consent

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.


Your Safety

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.   

LUPD Safe Ride Program
Lynchburg City Police Department (911)
Campbell County Sheriff
Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP)
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


How You Can Stay Safe on Campus

Sign up for the Campus Alert System

Emergency Contact Boxes:

Flames Self -Defense Training
Personal Safety Tips
Champion Safe App

Visit our Information page for additional resources and support.


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