UEI College does not tolerate any type of harassment, intimidation, or exploitation on any of its campuses. UEI College strives to maintain safe campuses and takes any form of sexual harassment or assault seriously. Our campuses are in compliance with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 or VAWA. We have taken steps to prevent any type of sexual violence including, but not limited to, dating violence, sexual assault, and domestic violence from occurring on campuses.
Domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault are prohibited at UEI College and any of its campuses.
Prevention of Sexual Assault or Harassment
Below, you will find some tips to help prevent sexual assault and harassment. Remember, if you do not feel safe or you feel threatened, contact campus security or 911 immediately.
- Do not walk around alone at night and avoid dark areas
- Always let someone know where you are going and when you will be back
- Park your car in a well-lit area
- Always walk in well-lit areas
- Lock your doors when at home and when in your car
- Stay aware of your surroundings
- Avoid drinking excessively
- If you are uncomfortable, say “NO” in an authoritative voice and immediately leave
- Use good judgment in all social situations you find yourself in
If You See Something Wrong, Report It
If campus staff or a student witnesses any type of sexual offense occurring on any of the UEI College campuses including any adjoining properties, the student or campus employee should immediately notify the Executive Director, who is the Campus Security Authority, campus management, or call 911.
How to Reduce the Risk of Sexual Assault
It is impossible to know when sexual assault will occur and impossible to decipher an individual’s intentions. However, there are some precautions that you, as a UEI College student can take to keep yourself safe. We encourage you to keep these tips in mind as you move about on campus and travel to and from your home campus.
- Avoid any remote or dark areas
- When possible walk in a group
- Always walk with a purpose and confidence
- Be aware of your surroundings and what is happening
- Keep your cell phone charged and accessible
- Watch out for yourself and your fellow classmates
- Only carry what you can and do not overburden yourself with too much
- If listening to music, keep one earbud out, so you can hear what goes on around you
- Never leave a drink unattended
- Always trust your intuition
- If you suspect a classmate has been drugged, call 911 immediately
Abusive Behavior: What Are Some of the Signs?
No one wants to be in an abusive relationship and people find themselves stuck in them because they genuinely trusted the individual with whom they have the relationship with. It can be near impossible to complete your education or move forward with your dream career when you are stuck in an abusive relationship. Below, you will find some common signs that you or someone you know is involved in an unhealthy relationship:
- Force is used by the abuser during heated conversations or arguments
- There is a known history of abuse
- The abuser is controlling and shows signs of jealousy
- The abuser blames other people for the abuser’s behavior
- The victim is isolated from friends and family by the abuser
Bystander Intervention and Tips
If you find yourself in a situation where you are witnessing a volatile event where someone is being victimized, you have the power to step in and prevent the situation from escalating any further. Below, you will find some tips for intervening.
- Find help
- Always remain calm and unbiased when you approach the arguing parties
- Do not get yourself caught up in the fight
- Keep yourself out of harm’s way
- If you feel uncomfortable or threatened, step away
- Contact the Executive Director, who is the Campus Security Authority, or call 911
- California Student Safety Information
- Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network: centers.rainn.org
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Resources: notalone.gov
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: ncadv.org
- Bystander intervention and other prevention strategies: StepUpProgram.org/topics/sexual-assault
- Bystander intervention program: TheRedFlagCampaign.org/welcome and http://www.CleryCenter.org
- Awareness and Prevention of Sexual Assault