The University of New Mexico Police Department presents Staying Safe on Campus: A Workshop for Students on Environmental Awareness & Safety on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Atrium.

The event aims to empower students to take an active role in keeping themselves and their peers safe while on the UNM campus.

Campus Safety Event Flyer

“We want students to know that we’re concerned with their safety and we want them to have the attitude that they can protect themselves and their community by doing simple things and being aware of what’s happening on campus,” said UNMPD Officer Patricia Young.

Young says the UNMPD will have representatives on-hand to talk about environmental awareness, personal safety, Protect the Pack, self-defense and reporting options. Along with the various discussions, there will also be tables set up for a variety of resource centers on campus, including the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center, Office of Equal Opportunity, the Women’s Resource Center and LGBTQ Resource Center, to name a few.

As a member of UNM’s Sexual Misconduct and Assault Response Team (SMART), Young spends a lot of time giving presentations about campus safety to various departments and units. She says this event is way to do the same thing but reach a much larger, student audience.

The event is being held in the SUB Atrium and is open to students, staff and faculty.