FAMU Talks Safety Ahead of New School Year

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-14 18:04:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--FAMU is getting students prepared for a safe college experience.

Students are learning all about police services, sexual assault prevention, anti-hazing, and property safety.

 "Student safety is a key aspect of our orientation programs and is embedded in our daily student life programs throughout the academic year," said William Hudson Jr., Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs. "Our mission is to deliver student-centered services and programs that create a safe and healthy campus climate that attracts and retains motivated students."

Once students start college, they are given tips from crime prevention programs and services. Students can participate in free Rape Aggression Defense Training which teaches self-defense tactics and techniques.

They can also get escorts to and from on-campus locations during nighttime hours from a student-run organization called SET.

It's advised by FAMU PD's 30 sworn officers and 47 total staff. Each year, the university publishes a campus safety report and crime prevention guide and provides weekly updates on its web site on campus crime and safety awareness.