This Friday, the Public Safety committee will be hosting an open forum to give students the opportunity to ask the ULPD Police Chief, Gary Lewis, questions and let him know what we as students would like to see from our Campus Police.
From several conversations with peers, safety is a huge concern for several of our students. Students receive RAVE alerts frequently about sexual assaults or robberies on campus. This should not be normalized. Please share this and comment with your thoughts, concerns and suggestions so that we can feel more safe on OUR campus. If we don’t express it, we will see no change!
Here are a few tips to follow to stay safe on campus:
1. Use the L-Trail
2. Sign up for the Rave Guardian Safety App
3. If you see something, say something. Call ULPD at (502) 852-6111 for suspicious activity.
4. Call 911 for all emergencies needing police, fire or EMS
5. Lock your parked vehicle
6. Don’t leave items in plain view in your vehicle on campus or shopping
7. Store items left in the vehicle in the trunk
8. Lock your housing unit’s doors and windows
9. Know who is at the door before opening your door
10. Lock your bicycle with a good lock such as a “U” lock (not a cable or chain)
11. Do not meet unknown people on and off campus to purchase or retrieve items
12. Maintain control of your purse, wallet, backpack, laptop, cell phone and your credit card
13. Stop and look before crossing any street or parking lot
14. Don’t be so consumed with your cell phone or music that you are not aware of your surroundings
15. Walk in groups or pairs
16. Use the shuttle system
17. Use escorts; these are available between dusk and dawn
18. If you are riding a bicycle, obey all traffic laws
19. If you are driving a vehicle, look for pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles
Contrast is the smiling yellow dog against the oil-stained pavement
You focus on the image which is meant to preclude all discomfort,
Your caption isolates the quality of appeal,
a tenuous pretension of goodness and betterment
And yet do the cracks and blemishes loom out of focus,
does the dream of perfection contrast with the crude realities
Like a snapshot of a smiling child buried in a burned scrapbook,
Do the dormitories and halls house people or violations of human dignity
Or is that not the caption we desire?
When you get to campus you feel the excitement all around you
Contrast is when you conveniently forget how cold it is out there
Contrast is when you walk off campus and fear
When you can feel the desperation in the air
Do we want to live in one Instagram story of safety and happiness,
Or realize how close we are to the bolded lines of danger?
When it is cold outside, do you hide away
or do you bring warmth for the cold?
As a freshman, I began involvement on campus with Freshman LEAD. By getting exposed to so many great mentors and opportunities, I started to become involved in the Green Initiatives committee which helped me to reach out to the University of Louisville campus, but also the greater community in getting involved in Louisville Grows as a Citizen Forester. Always having a great gratitude and love for ELSB, I decided as a rising senior to apply for a position and get involved in a bigger way on the issues I care about.
I’m interested in the things that might endanger students and others, and I am especially interested in ways to make those things less prevalent. I am honored to work with Elanna Carr as her Associate Director in helping to make the campus and community a safer place by spreading knowledge and activism.
When: Every other Monday
Where: SAC W312
Public Safety works to connect students and community members to resources and educate them on issues of public concern to increase awareness.
Director: Elanna Carr
Assoc. Director: Kurt Brown
The Engage Lead Serve Board's mission is to enhance the education of students by providing structured experiential and developmental opportunities that encourage community engagement, model good leadership, and allow active service.
Engage Lead Serve Board
Student Activities Center, W310
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Telephone: (502) 852-4333