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 Thursday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the ISUB Plaza. Get some swag and learn about all the ways U of I has your back!
Join us for a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in Wallace C-26.
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. This event is sponsored by RHA.
Join us for the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Forum Keynote on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the International Ballroom.
Our keynote this year will feature a speaker from A Call To Men.
As part of the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Month, the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with 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 Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Ag Sci 106.
Meet the Dean of Students in the ASUI Vandal Lounge on Thursday, Sept. 30 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, 2021, 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.