Educational Programs

Education and Awareness Programs

Alcohol Awareness

This program is for the entire campus community and provides information on alcohol abuse. The program covers such topics as underage drinking, binge drinking, effects on the body and legal ramifications of alcohol use both on and off campus. A question and answer session concludes the presentation.

Drug Awareness

This program is for the entire campus community and provides information on drug abuse. The program covers such topics as Drug Dogs (to show the student how the dogs work), Drug ID Kit, effects on the body and legal ramifications of drug abuse both on and off campus.

Operation I.D.

This service allows the campus community to check out electric engravers at no charge. The Police Department offers advice to faculty, staff and students about which items should be engraved for identification purposes. A property sheet to record identification numbers is also furnished to aid in the recovery of stolen items.

Orientation

This program is presented to incoming students and their parents and is designed to increase awareness of crime on campus. The program addresses police related issues and how it affects the individual while attending Appalachian. This program is presented several times each year.

Personal Safety Seminars

These seminars are designed to improve safety habits within the student population. Topics include Resident hall security, personal safety habits, reporting illegal or suspicious activity, crime on campus, and police services. This program allows the student the opportunity to address safety related concerns and to receive an appropriate response.

R.A. and R.D. Training

At the beginning of each school year the Police Department assists in training Residence Life staff on campus safety, awareness and all police services. This includes Alcohol and Drug awareness and sexual assault protocols.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

Click to read about Rape Aggression Defense program.

Safety Walk

Our department also supports the annual Student Government Association’s campus safety walk. The purpose of the walk is to survey the adequacy and maintenance of campus lighting and blue light phones, and to see that landscaping near buildings and along walkways does not obscure vision or present other safety hazards. During the walk students can make recommendations to add lighting and blue light emergency phones.

Security Surveys

A service provided to the campus community on request that will help enhance physical security. A survey of the interior and exterior of the facility is conducted to determine vulnerability to criminal activity. A written report is sent to the requester with the recommendations on improving security.

Sexual Assault

This program is for the entire campus community and addresses acquaintance rape, statistics, victim resources, and reporting procedures. We also provide information about the various so called “date rape” drugs.


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