Are You Safe? Are You Helping Others Stay Safe?


Tuesday, Sept. 1, App State begins its annual SAFETY WEEK.  Programs focusing on suicide, interpersonal violence and high-risk drinking prevention will be offered on campus Sept. 1-3.  Your FYS instructor may very well have encouraged you to attend some of the events as part of FYS’s goal of having you think about responsibilities of community membership.

On Tuesday, High-Risk Drinking Prevention Training will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Watauga River Room.

Tuesday evening features a HUGE outdoor gathering on Sanford Mall as students, staff, faculty, and community members take part in the annual, App State-specific “Walk for Awareness.” Beginning at 8 p.m., the film “Why Walk? – A Survivor’s Story” will be shown in I.G. Greer Auditorium. The film is an introduction to the annual Walk for Awareness.  The walk begins at 9 p.m. on Sanford Mall. The silent walk across campus commemorates lives lost to violence and supports victims and survivors of violence.  Those walking go to Schaeffer Center, where there will be live music and a presentation by App State alumnus and expert on interpersonal violence, Kit Gruelle.

Other activities to check out are:

Wednesday, Sept. 2
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m., Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, room 169 Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Safety Festival on Sanford Mall
  • 4 to 3:30 p.m., High-Risk Drinking Prevention Training, New River Room, Plemmons Student Union
Thursday, Sept. 3
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m., Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, room 169 Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union
  • 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Suicide Prevention Training, room 415 Rough Ridge, Plemmons Student Union

Additional suicide prevention training will be held throughout the semester. Visit http://preventsuicide.appstate.edufor more information.

For dates and times of additional interpersonal violence prevention training, visit

Training related to high-risk alcohol and drug prevention will be offered throughout September by the Wellness and Prevention Office. Call 262-3148 for details.


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