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University of Denver Statement Regarding Assaults Near Campus

Nov. 15, 2013—University of Denver officials are very concerned about the assaults that have occurred near the campus over the past several weeks. The safety of students, faculty and staff is always a high priority.

The University urges the University community to be alert to the possibility of date rape drugs and take steps to protect themselves. Although alcohol is the number one date rape drug, other commonly used drugs are Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine, which can be slipped into an unsuspecting person's drink.

The following safety tips have distributed to the community.

SAFETY AND SECURITY TIPS to decrease your chances of becoming a victim.

1. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.

2. Use the buddy system and walk with others or call Campus Safety for an escort.

3. Carry your cell phone when walking across campus. Program the University emergency number (303-871-3000) and 911 into your cell phone. Also make note of the Emergency (blue-light) phones on campus.

4. If you are being followed, cross the street or change direction and head for a well-lit and/or populated area such as a residence hall, office building or store.

5. Enroll in a Campus Safety sponsored R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class. For additional R.A.D. information, refer to www.du.edu/campussafety and www-rad-systems.com.

6. Safety whistles are available at the Campus Safety Center.

7. Report suspicious or unusual activity to Campus Safety immediately.

Anyone with information contact: Campus Safety Investigator, Albert Monger, 303-871-4226, albert.monger@du.edu; Campus Safety Investigator, Billy Cardenas, 303-871-6803, billy.cardenas@du.edu; or the Anonymous Tip-Line, 303-871-3130.
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