Self-Defense: Prepare and Be Aware for your Safety on Campus
Updated: Nov 19
Coach Tracie Arlington and college student Aly talk about how to prepare and things to be aware of when you get on your campus.
The two talk about campus safety and some of the programs sororities have enacted to help students stay safe. They talk about:
Staying safe with alcohol
Campus resources for your safety
Sorority and fraternity parties vs. house parties
Date rape vs. acquaintance rape
Tracie says statistics show that one in four women and one in 20 men will be sexually assaulted over the four years that they will be attending college. She brings up the concept of the Red Zone which is a term that is used to describe the most dangerous time in a woman's life being the first semester of her first year in college.
Tracie and Aly also discuss California's Yes Means Yes law and its implications for consent between two parties. Aly asks the question of what to do and who to contact first if you believe that you've been raped or sexually assaulted. Every campus, by law, must have a Title IX coordinator whom you should contact so you can get the emotional, medical, and legal support you need if you've been raped or assaulted.
Tracie also gives us these resources for more information and knowledge: