As exciting as it is to meet new people and experiment with alcohol at parties, safety should be your priority. Good decisions are key to staying safe, so staying clear-headed is important when you are at parties. Here are some tips to keep in mind on your next night out.
Staying safe at a party
- Did you know that alcohol accounts for the majority of sexual assaults where the victim is unconscious during the attack? Travel in groups and drink responsibly.
- Never let your drink out of your sight and if it does, get a new one. Don’t sample drinks from people, even friends or acquaintances.
- Make a plan for the night. Know who you’re going with, how you’re getting there, and how you’re getting home.
- Look out for each other and be an active bystander.
- If you have experienced sexual or gender-based violence, harassment, or harm, visit the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre or the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office.
- Plan your route beforehand. Visit the UBC Campus + Community Planning website for transit options on campus.
- If you feel unsafe walking alone on campus after dark, the AMS Safewalk walking and driving teams can accompany you. Leaving campus after 2:00 a.m? Campus Security can accompany you.