Support for Students in Light of Recent Local Headlines

Robyn Paches - Mon Aug 15, 2016

In the past week, there have been reports of assaults and sexual violence taking place near campus or in connection to venues popular with students. Student safety is obviously a priority for the University of Alberta and the Students’ Union. In light of these incidents, we’d like to take a moment to remind students about some of the services available to them if they are concerned about their safety or have been the victim of an assault:

The Sexual Assault Centre in the Students’ Union Building provides drop-in, telephone or email support for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or intimate violence. If you have been impacted by either of the recent incidents, the Sexual Assault Centre is a safe and confidential place to talk about it. For after-hours crisis support, you can also contact the 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line operated by the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton at 780-423-4121.

Safewalk will resume operations in September. You can call Safewalk at 780-4-WALKME and a two-person team will be dispatched to accompany you to any destination within their boundaries.

For other services offered by the University of Alberta, access their public release here.

For more information about alleged incidents and Edmonton Police Service’s response, please see the EPS media releases here and here.

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