Daytona State College, through the Campus Safety Department and Title IX Coordinator, offers several presentations to promote safety awareness. To request a Campus Safety presentation, please contact Campus Safety.
The Daytona State College Title IX Coordinator is Lonnie Thompson, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100) Room 316, (386) 506-3973.
Preventing Sexual Assault and Gender-based Violence and Misconduct - Bystander Intervention
Bystanders are often the largest group of people involved in incidents of sexual assault and gender-based violence and misconduct; they outnumber both the perpetrators and the victims. There are different circumstances in which we can be considered bystanders. A bystander might have knowledge that an incident of sexual violence will occur or is occurring, or a bystander may witness sexual assault or misconduct firsthand. A bystander could have knowledge about an assault that has already occurred. Regardless of the circumstances, we all have a choice whether we will be passive bystanders, standing by and taking insufficient or no action, or whether we will be active bystanders who are engaged and take the necessary action to prevent sexual violence. An active bystander has the power to prevent sexual violence from occurring and to assist survivors of assault in getting the help they need.
Being an Active Bystander
A passive bystander is someone who stands by and fails to take the necessary safe action to prevent sexual assault and gender-based violence and misconduct. An active bystander is someone who commits to making a choice to become involved. The first and foremost thing to remember as an active bystander is that you don't do anything that puts your safety at risk!
Many, if not most of the actions you will take as an active bystander will be calling on others, such as Campus Safety or the police, for help. Always remember that if you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 (remember to dial 9 and then 911 from a college phone.)
The goal is to promote a culture of accountability that helps prevent sexual assault and misconduct without causing additional threat or harm to others.
View more information on preventing sexual assault and gender-based violence and misconduct by being an active bystander.
Run Hide Fight
A video created by the City of Houston, TX and sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security providing information to help you survive if you are involved in an Active Threat/Active Shooter situation.
Official website off the United States Government launched in connection with the White House Task Force to protect students from sexual assault
Volusia County Domestic Abuse Council
Campus Safety Presentation
- Click here to view the Campus Safety information on personal safety, responding to emergencies on campus, and other important safety topics presented by our Director of Campus Safety, Bill Tillard.
Protect Yourself from Bicycle Theft!
- Always secure your bicycle at a campus bicycle rack
- Invest in a quality lock. Consider getting two types of locks, such a quality U-Lock (U-shared bar and shackle lock), and a quality chain and lock made of case-hardened steel. Thieves are often only equipped to defeat one type of lock at a time (e.g. cutters for a chain or a pry bar for solid locks), and having two different types can prevent theft.
- Register your bicycle. Check with your local police agency or online. (There are organizations you can access online that will register your bicycle in an official registry, but some of them charge money.)
- View our presentation on preventing bicycle theft.
Department of Homeland Security - "If You See Something, Say Something™"
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Campus Safety would like to remind the community of the Department of Homeland Security "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign. Launched in July 2010, at Secretary Janet Napolitano's direction, this simple and effective program is intended to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities. Follow the link below to learn more:
"Phishing" refers to email messages, websites, and phone calls which are designed for malicious purposes such as stealing money, installing malicious software, stealing personal information, etc. etc. Some things to watch for in emails are
- links in emails - If you see a link in a suspicious email message, don't click on it. Rest your mouse (but don't click) on the link to see if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- bad grammar - Cyber criminals often use bad grammar, spelling, etc.
- threats- An example of a threat would be telling you your email account will be closed if you don't reply with your password.
- promises of money for little or no effort or deals that sound too good to be true
If you suspect you have received a phishing email at work, please contact the Help Desk at 3950 before responding to anything in the email. Microsoft has good information on avoiding phishing and other scams at http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx