Alcohol is involved in most sexual assaults on college campuses. Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol will cloud your judgement and hinder your ability to act in a responsible manner. Keep in mind that individuals under the influence of alcohol cannot give legal consent.
Many times, the victim of sexual assault knows the attacker. If you start dating someone new, set limits and make sure your partner is aware and understands them. Even if you have been with your partner a long time and have had sexual relations in the past, this does not continually obligate you. Be assertive. Say no directly and firmly if you feel uncomfortable.
- Be alert of your surroundings
- Travel in well-lit areas and with a friend
- Walk with confidence and direction
- Lock car doors after entering or exiting
- If walking to your car, have your keys ready
For at Home
- Use the peephole viewer in the door and only open the door for people you know
- Don’t admit that you are alone if strangers call or come to your door
- Utilize door and window locks
University Services & Resources
Did you know that the Truman State University Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers an escort service? If you feel unsafe walking anywhere on campus, you can call DPS to request a walking escort who will escort you from one building exit to a building entrance or parking areas for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Due to limited personnel, the Escort Team members do not normally provide escorts to off-campus locations.
Click here to learn more about the university procedure for sexual misconduct.