College is an exciting time of life. You will
find lots to do outside of class and homework. For many students, that includes partying. Before you head out for a night of fun, always
have a plan of how to get home safely. If you decide to drink, do so responsibly
and use a designated driver or call SafeRide. Be mindful of who you are with and where you
are going. Most victims of sexual crimes know the perpetrator
and violence can come in many forms. Rape is a serious crime and alcohol often
makes individuals more vulnerable. If you see someone who appears incapacitated,
get them help or take them to a safe place. Having sex with a person who is too incapacitated
to consent is against the law. Take a stand and make sure your friends know that.
Consent is permission or an agreement for sexual activity. A person can withdraw consent
at any time. Consent should always be mutual, voluntary, and given without coercion.
A person who is drunk may not be able to grant consent and silence does not necessarily equal
consent. If you or someone you know has been the victim
of sexual assault, sexual violence, harassment, hate crime or similar situation, there are
a number of confidential and non-confidential offices you can go to for support and assistance.
K-State takes incidents of sexual assault, sexual violence, harassment, hate crime or
similar situation very seriously. We are committed to eliminating these incidents on our campus.
Our Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, exists for students who may have
been victims or witnesses. The confidential professionals at CARE are here to support
and advocate for you. Students can also go to the Office of Student
Life or look for an office or faculty member displaying the Safe Zone sticker. The Office
of Student Life and faculty or staff members displaying the Safe Zone sticker are here
to support you throughout your time at K-State. Everyone wants you to be safe and as members
of the K-State family it’s important we all know the resources and policies that exist
on campus to protect students. K -State’s policy against discrimination,
which prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, is taken very seriously. We want
to ensure that everyone at K-State feels a part of the family and individuals who violate
the Student Code of Conduct could be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion,
exclusion from the campus, campus activities and/or dismissal from employment.
K-State is an exciting, safe, and positive learning environment for all students. You
can help keep it that way by using good judgment, practicing safe habits, and committing to
being respectful to all members of the K-State family. At K-State we want everyone to be safe on
campus and in the community. There are many services and resources provided by K-State
and the surrounding community that are designed to keep you safe, but personal safety starts
with you. Please keep these things in mind while at K-State
Use transportation services like Wildcat Walk and Safe Ride
Sign up for K-State Alerts Download and use the Live Safe App
Lock your room when you leave Do not prop doors open in the residence halls
Be mindful of what you put on online Report any harmful or suspicious behavior
Utilize the CARE office or offices displaying the SafeZone sticker Your safety is important. Make smart decisions
and watch out for others. Together, as a K-State family, we can make
your college experience one to remember.