Campus Safety Awareness Month to run Sept. 5 – Oct. 3

Join the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Public Safety and Division of Student Affairs for a month of safety and wellness events, Sept. 5 through Oct. 3.

During Campus Safety Awareness Month, UA Little Rock community members will have the opportunity to participate in numerous programs that feature need to know information about topics including suicide, depression and drunk driving.

The University Police Department will kick off the month with a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Donaghey Student Center Foyer. This will give UA Little Rock faculty, staff and students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the university police and other emergency responders.

During the annual BBQ @ Bailey’s event, a selfie station will be available for university members to utilize and show support for suicide victims. The selfie station will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Bailey Alumni Center.

A second selfie station will be provided from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Donaghey Student Center Foyer, Commons Lawn and Fine Arts Lawn.

Campus community members interested in learning about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving can stop by the Donaghey Student Center Mall area for the “Driving Distracted Under the Influence” event. The program is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14.

To help instill a survival mindset in students, faculty, and staff when dealing with a potential active shooter on campus, the University Police Department will host a “Campus Safety Awareness/Active Shooter Preparedness” training. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter A, B, and C.

Community members seeking to challenge their concepts of reality and perception are welcome to join the “Mindfulness in the Mall and Brain Games” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Donaghey Student Center, Mall Area. Special guest magician, Aaron Acosta, will be in attendance.

For a night of fun and games, join the Safety Week 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28,  in the Donaghey Student Center, basketball courts 3 and 4.

Campus Safety Awareness Month will conclude with a depression screening Tuesday, Oct. 3. UA Little Rock Counseling Services, Student Social Work Organization, and Student Nurse Association, along with community partners, will provide information about the mental health resources available to the campus community.

For more information, visit Campus Safety Awareness Month online.

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