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Educational Programs

Austin Peay State University is committed to increasing the awareness of and prevention of violence. APSU makes continued efforts to provide students and employees with education programing, and strategies intended to prevent rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking before they occur. 

To address the issue of sexual assaults, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in a college environment, Austin Peay State University officers practical guidance for risk reduction, violence prevention, and bystander intervention. Some of this information can be found in the Austin Peay State University Clery Report

Programs include:

  • Student Orientation: Informs attendees of Department services, general crime prevention, and how to report crimes.

  • Residence Hall Safety: Informs attending staff of safety concerns and proper responses to emergency situations in the residence halls, including response to fires and fire alarms. 

  • Sexual Assault Prevention: Informs attendees of methods to protect themselves from sexual assault from strangers and acquaintances. The Department conducts Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes for females several times each semester using RAD certified instructors. The Rape
    Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD Program is a comprehensive course for women that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance. Multiple sessions of RAD are offered each semester and are promoted on the police department's website, through academic classes, on public bulletin boards, and discussed in community meetings. For more information contact the Austin Peay State University Campus Police Department at (931)221-7786.

  • Date Rape Prevention: Awareness, prevention, and avoidance of date rape are discussed. What most people think and/or visualize as it pertains to rape is a violent crime in which a female has sexual intercourse forced upon her by a rapist. The rapist is usually pictured as a stranger and rape is often assumed to happen in parks, alleys, and other “unsafe” locations. However, rapes can vary from subtle mental manipulation to horrific violence against another person by both strangers and acquaintances. 

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: The Police Department co-sponsors and
    participates in forums to assist University community members in preventing drug and alcohol abuse. 

  • Operation I.D. Property Protection and Engraving: Operation I.D. is a program in which theft prevention is discussed. A free engraving service is offered as a measure to personalize electronic equipment. Students, faculty, and staff can come into the Campus Police Department and use this service anytime. 

  • Crime Prevention Publicity: Provides information on crime prevention both routinely and on an emergency basis by print, electronic media, direct postings, and mailings. In addition to the information in this report, programs are available by visiting campus police website at: https://www.apsu.edu/police/crimeprevention The programs are designed to inform students/employees about security procedures and they are available throughout the year by contacting the crime prevention Officer at (931) 221-7786. (Students, faculty and staff are encouraged through presentations and interactions with Campus police to be responsible for the securing and safety of their belonging as well as their personal well-being).