Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month
The University of Idaho is dedicated to providing a welcoming, safe and comfortable campus environment to all community members. Join us in our efforts to promote campus safety.
Multiple campus entities partner to host safety-oriented events around campus throughout the month of September, with a focus on the importance of taking care of our fellow members of the Vandal Family.
How do Vandals take care of Vandals?
Students play a unique role in promoting campus health and safety for themselves and their peers. U of I supports and promotes these efforts with training and resources. From Vandal Green Dot to Connecting U & I, there are many options for students, faculty and staff to learn how they can take a stand, look out for each other, and celebrate the fact that, at U of I, we care about each other.
Meet campus & community partners and student organizations promoting safety on campus on Wednesday, August 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the ISUB Plaza. Get some swag and learn about all the ways U of I has your back!
Join U of I Recreation and Wellbeing, Vandal Health Education for this play in recognition of World Suicide Awareness Day at 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Life is full of momentous events, highs and lows, triumphs and losses, but rarely has such a broad range of universal emotions been captured so lovingly and humorously in such a brilliant, tiny package. This life-affirming play will make you grin from ear to ear, move you to laughter and at times bring you to tears. By the end, you will want to hug your neighbors, call your loved ones and then put on your favorite piece of music and recount all your blessings. Starring Craig A. Miller from the U of I Department of Theatre. Question and answer session by U of I’s CTC and VHE after the show.
Student tickets are free. Public are $5-$25.
We invite Faculty and Staff across U of I campuses to join us for a virtual Green Dot Overview on Tuesday, September 13, from 3-4:30 p.m.
The Green Dot Overview for faculty and staff introduces the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing & reinforcing campus culture. This virtual workshop interactive and action-oriented.
Join us for a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Overview on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Wallace C-26.
This interactive overview is designed to equip participants with the necessary connections, knowledge & skills to increase their proactive & reactive bystander behaviors. This workshop equips participants to take immediate action within their role in the campus community by connecting them to the impact they can have on the lives of others. This event is sponsored by RHA.
Join us for this faculty/staff training led by Adam Dodge, the founder of EndTAB, an organization dedicated to decreasing rates of digital abuse. This training will provide you with information about common and emerging forms of online abuse, the concept of digital safety, recognizing red flags and navigating harm. You will also leave this workshop with a couple of toolkits for tech-savvy safety planning that you can use to support students.
Training will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 3-4:30 p.m., both in person and online.
Join us for the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Forum Keynote on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the International Ballroom.
Our keynote address will feature Adam Dodge, from EndTAB. Adam will be discussing digital dating safety, and how to navigate some of the challenging situations that come up for people who are using dating apps.
As part of the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Month, the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with the Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities to host Take Back the Night — an event to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it. Join us for this event on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Ag Sci 106.
Join us for a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Workshop on Sunday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in J.A. Albertson, Room 101.
This interactive workshop is designed to equip participants with the necessary connections, knowledge & skills to increase their proactive & reactive bystander behaviors. This workshop equips participants to take immediate action within their role in the campus community by connecting them to the impact they can have on the lives of others.
The "Responding to Disclosures of Interpersonal Violence" training is a 90-minute session that focuses on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students.
University of Idaho faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this online training on Tuesday, September 27, from 9-10:30 a.m.
Meet the Dean of Students in the ASUI Vandal Lounge on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. for a walk around campus to identify safety concerns.
Additional Safety Month Events
The week coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, a global event that is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). World Suicide Prevention Day began in 2003 with the purpose to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. Events throughout the week focus on the ideas of "There is hope. There is help.", "We Got Your Back", and "Vandals Helping Vandals".
Learn about prevention, take part in a training, participate in the annual Suicide Awareness 5k and more throughout the week.
Annually, during the third week of September, the Fraternity and Sorority Life community recognizes National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW).
NHPW is an opportunity to educate students, parents, teachers, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff, athletic directors, band and performing arts members and directors, residence hall leadership, student government leaders, community members, local and campus police and others to not just recognize hazing but to learn ways they can prevent it from occurring in the first place. Please see the events calendar for more details on the events planned for each day.
Take Back the Night
Rally and march designed to bring awareness of interpersonal violence in our community and to spread the message that we do not tolerate violence on our campus.