a. Statement Addressing Security Awareness Programs

The University Police Operations, along with many campus partners and departments, offers a number of programs that promote security awareness. The University engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crime prevention programs to the UCCS campus community. UCCS is dedicated to crime prevention and facilitates programs for students, staff, faculty, and the community by providing a variety of educational strategies and tips on how to protect themselves and their property. In addition to departmental programs, the Police Department coordinates with other units on campus to present security and safety programs. A common theme of all programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others.

Definitions related to campus programs:

Awareness Programs. Programs designed to make the student aware of potential risks to their personal safety which include early signs of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual assault.

Bystander Intervention. Programs designed to train a third party on how to intervene when they observe the potential for a crime to be committed. These methods include direct, distract, delay, or delegate.

Primary Prevention Programs. Community crime prevention programs or strategies target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime.

Risk reduction - is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of being a victim of a crime.

b. Statement Addressing Crime Prevention Programs

UCCS campus community personnel facilitate programs for students, parents, and employees, providing a variety of educational strategies and tips.


PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - Students conduct core campus and parking facility safety patrols on foot.

SAFETY ESCORTS – Police officers and security guards are available to provide safety escorts.

Tip: To enhance personal safety, and especially after an evening class, walk with friends or someone from class that you know well.  

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS - Available on the Public Safety web site at http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/prevention/crime-prevention/crime-prevention-tips.html

THINK - is a drug and alcohol awareness committee on campus committed to raising awareness of the consequences of drug and alcohol use. For more information visit our website located at: http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/prevention/crime-prevention/think-drug-and-alcohol.html. This committee meets 2-3 times each semester.

FREE BIKE REGISTRATION– UCCS Parking Services offers free bicycle registration for all students, staff, and faulty. For more information visit http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/prevention/crime-prevention/free-bike-registration.html

OFFICE WATCH - Office complexes are given a Security survey and enrolled in Operation ID.  Office personnel are trained to recognize and confront suspicious persons and to notify the police. http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/prevention/crime-prevention/programs-offered-by-the-police-operations-division.html


Women's only, Self-Defense Classes

  • RAPE AGRESSION DEFENSE - (R.A.D.)- RAD is a hands-on, self-defense, and risk reduction education program. It is designed to teach the student realistic ways to defend and protect oneself from sexual and abductive assaults. University Police offer the following R.A.D. self-defense courses which are taught by nationally-certified instructors: http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/prevention/crime-prevention/rape-aggression-defense-program.html This class is offered 6-10 times each semester.
  • BASIC SELF DEFENSE - Twelve-hour course for women designed to teach empowerment, Risk Reduction and self-defense techniques. This class is available upon request.

CAMPUS SAFETY REVIEW - This is a 20-30 minute presentation given to incoming students who are first year and transfer students. This presentation addresses overall campus safety for students, drug and alcohol awareness, sexual harassment, assault prevention, and emergency preparedness procedures. This program is offered 25 - 30 times a year prior to the beginning of each semester.

MOUNTAIN LION 101 - An interactive class presented to all incoming freshmen enrolled in the Gateway Program Seminar.  This ninety minute presentation provides information on discrimination and harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, healthy relationships, staying safe on campus, drug and alcohol awareness, and bystander training. It is also offered to all incoming transfer and graduate students.

GREEK LIFE TRAININGS -  Includes violence prevention, bystander training, alcohol and drug awareness, and discrimination and harassment.

CHOICES - an alcohol or marijuana awareness program for college students involving interactive journaling. The CHOICES program involves a 90-minute, peer-facilitated class. Throughout the course students are presented with information and then they are able to reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices about alcohol or marijuana use. The CHOICES program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that enables students to make their own decisions about alcohol or marijuana. Because the central focus of this program is to help students make informed choices, the journal is set up to provide participants with information and then they are asked to apply what they have learned in a series of self-reflective questions. We offer this program twice a month during the academic year.

SIDNE (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience) - SIDNE is a battery-powered vehicle that simulates alcohol and drug impairment for the driver. This program is given on-campus as well as to local high schools. We offer this program twice a year on campus, twice a year off-campus at local high schools, and twice a year at other off-site community locations.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS SEMINAR- this program emphasizes the personal effect of alcohol use through Fatal-Vision goggles as well as the legal implications. http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/prevention/crime-prevention/alcohol-awareness-program.html. This seminar is given several times per year and is also incorporated into the SIDNE seminars.

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM- A three-hour class that presents crime prevention, theft reduction, personal awareness, and home and office security tips and concepts. These classes are free and open to the campus and local community. This class is offered twice a year for specific campus departments or upon request.

BICYCLE SAFETY-- Police Officers assigned to the Police Mountain Bike Patrol offer classes on bicycle safety and skills to a variety of age groups to include preschooland elementary age. This program is given once each summer at the on-campus day-care facility.

SHOTS FIRED: When Lightning Strikes. Public Safety personnel discuss with students, staff and faculty the issues surrounding an active shooter situationon a college campus. The cornerstone of this training is the "Shots Fired on Campus" DVD. This 20 minute video is also available for viewing on thePublic Safety website. This video is shown during various emergency preparedness trainings on campus.

THE DATING DOCTOR. Sponsored by Student Life. David Coleman offers practical advise regarding safe dating, relationships, and strategies toward self care. Offered at the beginning of the Fall semester. 

MAXIMIZE YOUR BUZZ - Hosted by Office of Student Activities and the Dean of Students Office. Educates students on the dangers of high risk drinking, creative ways of saying no, and weighing out your choiceswhen faced with that decision. It also offered significant data about college students, drug information, and how it relates to UCCS. Approx. attendance: 101

ALCOHOL AWARENSS AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION TABLING - Hosted by Office of Student Activities. These programs are held 2 days prior to a campus dance party or music jam,etc.to educate students to the dangers of high risk drinking, how the feeling of intoxication can be perceived via intoxication goggles, and how judgment isimpaired and will affect those around you. The program also discusses how to approach situations that contain violent acts toward one another and talksabout how to be a bystander in those situations.

BLACK-OUT WEEKEND.  Hosted by Student Life, Dean of Students Office and University Police. This event held the last weekend in January is to create a safe environment to help students celebrate the basketball season and to provide alternative activities and education. This event is alcohol free.

SAFE SPRING BREAK. Hosted by the Student Health Center. This event held prior to spring break, provided education about drug and alcohol issues, sexual health, and general health information.

TRAVEL SAFETY. Hosted by representatives from Student Life and the Dean of Students Office who meet with students approved to travel by the department of Student Life and Leadership. Training includes travel safety, financial logistics as well as risk management, the student code of conduct, sexual harassment and discrimination prevention and alcohol/drug/violence prevention.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RISK MANAGMENT - This training hosted by the Student Life & Leadership and the Dean of Students Office, conducts a power point presentation that is designed to educate student club leaders about policies, resources, best practices and reporting requirements related to club and event management. This training is required of all club officers and 675 quizzes were completed.

BYSTANDER/ANTI-BULLYING EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM -  (training program hosted by the greeks)- This program is hosted by Office of Student Activities and the Greek life community for all of campus. It provides bystander training techniques, the dangers of bullying, data across the united states, and the importance of taking a stand while in college. Approx attendance: 56

SAFE ZONE - LGBT Resource Center offers this training designed to educate students, staff, faculty and community members about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Safe Zone training  explores terminology, the coming out process, gender identity, and how to be a supportive ally of the LGBT community. This program creates a visible safe community through the display of Safe Zone Stickers. This two-hour training was presented 28 times and reached 418 community members.

ANTI-R WORD CAMPAIGN- Hosted by Office of Student Activities. This campaign educated students in a passive way regarding the amount of college students nationally who face mental disabilities, how they have succeeded and how using the word "retarded" can be considered a hate crime.

OSA AWARENESS TABLING - Tabling is a function of Student Life to host alcohol and drug information, provide educational interactive games  regarding alcohol and drug safety practices, prior to large scale events and programs. These events are held eight times a year.

CLUB TRAVEL TRAINING - Student Life and Leadership requires all students traveling on behalf of a UCCS Club or Organization to attend a travel training session. Trainings discuss the Student Code of Conduct; specifically expectations regarding alcohol, drugs and sexual harassemnt. This year the training was provided nine times in the Fall 2014 semester.

HEALTH BINGO - Hosted by Student Health Center. This program was presented at  freshman seminar sections and  in residential housing. A wide variety of health and safety information is provided. This event was hosted three times in the Fall semester.

HEALTH FAIR - Hosted by Student Health Center. The Health Fair is an annual event for the campus. The Student Health Center also provides information on sexual health, domestic violence, sexual assault exams, alcohol and drug use, along with campus and community resources that are available for these issues. A DUI crash car was also on site this year.

UCCS COUNSELING CENTER - hosted four presentations on safety related topics to the UCCS community. These presentations included: relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health crises and emergencies.

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY (OIE) - conducts Title IX and SaVE compliant training for all incoming employees, both annually at New Faculty Orientation, and also during monthly session that are open to all new employees, both staff and faculty.  The training is required for new employees.  OIE also conducts ongoing annual, and sometimes more frequent trainings by request for professional and student staff within individual groups and departments, including Residential Life and Housing, Student Life and Leadership (including Greek Life), the University Center, the Recreation Center, the Math Center, the Writing Center, the Communications Center, the Science Center, the Transportation and Parking departments, and for scholarship/mentor programs such as the Karen Possehl Scholarship Program and the UCCSLead Mentor Program.  The training includes substantive information on sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence, stalking, protected class discrimination/harassment and related retaliation, as well as policy information involving resolution/investigation procedures, reporting options (both confidential and non-confidential), evidence preservation, risk reduction techniques, bystander intervention options, signs of healthy vs. abusive relationships, mandatory reporting requirements, protective measures and accommodations, campus and community resources, and other topics. 

OIE provides information on effective and safe bystander intervention techniques.  OIE describes the positive effects of bystander intervention in various situations and trains how to intervene directly, or using delegation or distraction in the most effective ways possible.  The training is accomplished using slides, multimedia, demonstration and role playing.  OIE also trains students and employees on risk reduction techniques, focusing on awareness, planning and vigilance to protect themselves and others in various contexts. 

RESIDENT ASSISTANT TRAINING- each of the presentations is broken into two sessions. One session is for discussion on safety awareness, bystander intervention, sexual harassment and police interaction. The other session is for practical application in the field. The sessions are presented in the fall and spring semesters and presentation times average from two to four hours for each session. This training is presented twice a year.

RESIDENCE LIFE & HOUSING PROGRAMS These programs are offered by Housing Staff with an average of 20 in attendance.


DRUNK OLYMPICS - With resources provided by University Police, this program has students participate in games while wearing beer goggles.

PIZZA WITH THE COPS - A program for housing residence to get to know the University Police and their operations on campus and the community.

MOCKTAIL PARTY - A program which centers around alcohol awareness.

DUNE BUGGY - Utilizing the SIDNE cart and with the assistance from University Police, this program provides conversation about dangers of drunk driving.

HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR - This is a program to talk about the dangers of alcohol and responsible alcohol use.

COPPER SALOON -  At Copper Hall, this program centers around alcohol awareness.

SEXUAL BINGO - A program to talk about sexual health.

SEX IN THE DARK -  With the Student Health Center as its resource, this program educates students around sexual health topics.


STALKING 101 - This program discusses the warning signs of stalking.

DRINKS and TIPS - An alcohol awareness program offered in the Fall.

DRINK, DRUNK, DRIVE - This program addresses the dangers of drinking and driving.

WELCOME PARTY - This is a mock party to discuss alcohol awareness.

DRUNK MARIO KART - Students played Mario Kart wity beer goggles on.

ROC - Respect on Campus Violence Prevention

This office raises awareness and increases knowledge about dating and domestic abuse, stalking and sexual assault with the goal to end a culture of violence. In accordance with the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women, ROC serves as a violence prevention program to the UCCS community (students and employees). ROC offers support group meetings, healthy relationship workshops and presentations, bystander intervention training, recognizing warning signs of abusive behavior education, student development events, campaigns and support, Military outreach, and much more.

ROC offers primary prevention programming and strategies to stop domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking through the changing of social norms and other approaches. In 2014, ROC conducted 100 SaVE compliant trainings.


Overall Safety Seminars— These seminars have included Winter Driving Tips, Fire Safety, and Personal Risk Management.

Personal Safety on Campus - This program, usually given to small groups, covers ways to avoid being the victim of a physical or sexual assault.

Robbery Prevention - This seminar gives tips on how to survive armed robbery and be a good witness. This seminar is given to cashiers and those who handle cash. This is seminar presentation averages two times per semester.

Risky Business - Interactive presentation on personal responsibility and awareness. Discusses acquaintance rape, prevention techniques, predatory drugs and what to do if you become a victim.

Theft and Fraud Seminars - These presentations are usually given to people working in areas where check and credit card fraud occurs, (such as the Bookstore, Bursar's Office, Recreation Center, etc.). The seminar covers commonly used scams, how to recognize them, and what to do when they occur. This seminar is given to those who handle cash, checks and credit cards. This seminar presentation averages two times per semester.

Dealing with Difficult People. This presentation is given to campus departments who are customer-oriented and provides them information and tips on how to deal with angry and disruptive customers. This program averages four times each year.

Security Surveys - University police evaluate a facility's physical security and makes recommendations for improvements. This program averages twice a year.

Drug and Alcohol Information Seminars - These talks cover recognition of controlled substances, the effect on people, and what to do if one suspects that someone is using or selling drugs. This seminar is presented twice a semester and only available upon request.


         AMERICAN RED CROSS - CPR and First Aid - This is a four-hour class and participants will be certified for two years in
          CPR and First Aid. These classes are open to the campus and local community.

Emergency Preparedness/Readiness Training - This seminar looks at the weather related and man-made hazards that exist in Colorado and on any college campus. The discussion ranges from lightning, major accidents, evacuation, shelter in place, dangerous weapons on campus, active shooter, behavioral intervention, emergency notification, situational awareness, and may include several hands-on exercises. Recipients of this training include Residence Life and individual departments.

Floor Coordinator Training - Public Safety personnel put campus floor coordinators through their paces. This training is designed to provide coordinators with additional knowledge about evacuations, sheltering in place, and appropriate response to emergency situations. This training is given annually.

Lab Safety Training - There are 2 levels of this course. The basic level is for students enrolled in a laboratory class. They take a short on-line course designed to make them aware of the hazards present in a laboratory situation and how to respond to an emergency in the laboratory environment. The advanced level is taken by everyone who works (including student employees, volunteers graduate students, etc.) in a laboratory environment. It goes into greater depth about the hazards present in laboratory settings. It covers both hazardous materials and physical hazards. It goes into greater detail about emergency response during a laboratory incident. It also covers instructor and researcher responsibilities associated with supervising the safety of those students either enrolled in a course or working in a research laboratory.

In addition to the above programs, information is disseminated to students and employees through crime prevention awareness packets, security alert posters, displays, videos, and articles and advertisements in university and student newspapers. Consult the calendar of events in the University Center and the student newspaper for scheduled topics and times.