Katy Benoit Safety Forum followed by a campus safety initiative called “I Got Your Back”
September 19-27, 2012
In an effort to promote campus safety and in loving memory of Katy Benoit, the University of Idaho will host the first annual Katy Benoit Safety Forum on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00PM in the SUB Ballroom. In honor of Katy and the positive light that she brought to our campus and those around her, this event will feature guest speaker Tyson Wooters whose presentation will focus on illuminating the power of being a part of something much larger than yourself. He will be teaching and inspiring students to be a positive force on the UI campus, and how to use those skills to take care of each other.
The Katy Benoit Safety Forum will be followed by several safety oriented events around campus in the days that follow, along with the kick-off of our “I Got Your Back Campaign” that promotes Vandals taking care of each other. There have been several amazing and inspiring examples on our campus of the courage that it takes to step up in a difficult situation to take care of friends, classmates, teammates and fellow Vandals. We hope to empower all of our students with the confidence and motivation to continue looking out for each other.
The “I Got Your Back” theme focuses on bystander intervention and pro-social behavior modeled after the “Step Up!” Program created by the NCAA and the University of Arizona. On this campus, we recognize the unique role that students can play in campus health and safety, and the health and safety of their peers, and we want to support their efforts with additional training and resources.
I Got Your Back Campus Safety Events