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Office of Campus Safety
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
During the annual new student orientation in September, students are informed of services provided by the Department of Campus Safety. The department, in cooperation with the Division of Student Development and the Title IX Coordinator, discusses crime on and off the Knox campus.
The Department of Campus Safety, in cooperation with the Division of Student Development, will provide programmatic initiatives in an effort to reduce the consumption of alcohol and other drugs by Knox students. Both departments participate in local educational programs that are designed to assist with the development of excessive use/anti-abuse efforts by persons in the Galesburg and Knox communities. On-campus programs include training residential advisors (RAs) in alcohol and other drug prevention efforts. RAs provide educational programming to first-year students in an attempt to educate students on the health risks associated with such consumption. Alcohol education is also a key part of all new student orientation and includes an interactive online training program.
Sexual assaults continue to be a serious concern facing college campuses today. This crime is underreported; therefore, the number of incidents may be higher than officially noted. To underscore this concern of the Knox campus, the College offers programs dealing with issues relating to sexual assault prevention.
During new student orientation, the Division of Student Development and Title IX Coordinator offer trained peer-facilitated interactive workshops on active consent, a performance-based presentation about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships through skits, interactive dialogue, and power monologues that specifically address issues, including consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention, including training of student facilitators to promote healthy campus dialogue following the performance. Online interactive programs addressing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking and safer decision-making in choices about the use of alcohol are available for all students.
The Department of Campus Safety, in cooperation with the Division of Student Development and the Title IX Coordinator, has and will continue to provide primary and ongoing prevention and awareness programs dealing with the issues of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence, as well as other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses and healthy relationships.
Campus Safety, in cooperation with the Title IX Office, offers RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) System programming. The RAD System is a 12-hour program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. Courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide participants with a workbook/reference manual.
Beginning in 2016, the Department of Campus Safety, in cooperation with the Knox College Staff Council, presents an active shooter awareness and mitigation program to students, faculty, and staff. This program is delivered by trained personnel from the Illinois State Police, who cover topics, such as steps to take if confronted with an active shooter, escape planning, reporting, and protective measures.
Crime prevention and personal safety programs are available throughout the academic year and may be independently designed to address a specific need or concern. The programs may address a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, crime prevention awareness, sexual and relationship violence, drug and alcohol abuse, acquaintance rape drug awareness, and theft prevention. Students and employees are encouraged to contact the Director of Campus Safety at 309-341-7255 or the Title IX Coordinator at 309-341-7751 to discuss the development of specialized programs.
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