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September: National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September: National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and we’re hosting a series of events on Wednesdays to help maintain and promote a safe learning environment for everyone. You can learn more about each event below. We hope you’ll make plans to attend.

OTC Cares is a set of resources established to protect the health and safety of our community at OTC. These resources include our Behavioral Intervention Team, Safety and Security, Counseling Services, Disability Support Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Office of Equity and Compliance. For more information about all of our OTC Cares resources, visit otc.edu/otccares.

OTC Safety Sessions

Run. Hide. Fight.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
9-10 a.m. 
ICW 108 C 

Come learn more about the strategy OTC employs during an emergency.


Responding to Students Who Are Chemically Impaired
Wednesday, Sept. 14
2-3 p.m. 
ICW 108 C

Individuals who come to campus chemically impaired pose significant risks to themselves, to others and to the college as a whole. This session will address how to respond to those who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Extra time will be allotted for discussion, questions and answers.


Personal Safety
Wednesday, Sept. 21
2-3 p.m. 
ICW 108 C

Do you text and walk? Are you aware of your surroundings? Do you lock your vehicle? Join us for a personal safety discussion where you’ll discover the tactics and strategies you can employ to keep yourself safe on campus and in the community.


Safety and Security Q&A
Wednesday, Sept. 28
2-3 p.m.
ICW 108 C

Bring your campus safety questions to OTC’s Safety and Security department. They’ll have answers.

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