Category: Safety at Stanford

Letter from Provost on the AAU's Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

October 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Dear Stanford community, I am writing to you today about a critical issue that demands the highest attention from every member of the Stanford campus community. Today (Oct. 15), the Association of American Universities (AAU) released the results of its 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct. Stanford was one of 33 universities… Read more Letter from Provost on the AAU's Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct
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Why parents/guardians and students should talk about bike safety

April 12, 2019 11:50 pm
While biking is generally safe at Stanford, all it takes is one unfortunate crash to change a student’s life in an instant. Bike crashes happen. But wearing a helmet can change the outcome. Consider the tale of two students. Without a helmet, she awakens in the hospital. Stanford student Kali Lindsay was riding her bike… Read more Why parents/guardians and students should talk about bike safety

Stanford joins in nationwide survey on sexual assault and harassment

April 8, 2019 10:53 pm
One year ago, Provost Persis Drell announced Stanford’s plan to join the Association of American Universities (AAU) in a nationwide survey to understand the prevalence of sexual assault, harassment and other forms of sexual violence on U.S. college campuses. Since then, Stanford has been preparing for the survey to ensure maximum participation among students. The… Read more Stanford joins in nationwide survey on sexual assault and harassment

Stanford releases 2018 Safety, Security and Fire Report

September 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Stanford has released its 2018 Safety, Security & Fire Report, an annual university publication devoted to promoting personal safety and crime prevention on campus, and to providing statistics on campus crimes in nearly two dozen categories. The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (Stanford DPS) publishes the report every year in compliance with the Jeanne… Read more Stanford releases 2018 Safety, Security and Fire Report
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Why won't they wear bike helmets?

March 21, 2018 2:58 pm
There are an estimated 13,000 bicyclists pedaling around on the Stanford campus each day, creating an abundance of opportunities for cyclists to cross paths with fellow cyclists, motor vehicles, pedestrians—even stationary objects. Stanford Assistant Director of Active Mobility Ariadne Delon Scott talks about what parents ought to know about bike safety at Stanford. What is… Read more Why won't they wear bike helmets?
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Preparing for the worst-case scenario

March 2, 2018 1:27 pm
As part of continuing efforts to prepare the campus community to confront emergency situations, the Department of Public Safety has created a new training video that describes how to react to an active shooter scenario. Stanford Chief of Public Safety Laura Wilson and Emergency Manager Keith Perry answer questions about responding to emergencies on campus.… Read more Preparing for the worst-case scenario
Persis Drell

Provost issues campus-wide report on Title IX, sexual harassment cases

March 1, 2018 11:04 am
When I became provost just a little over a year ago, I reaffirmed Stanford’s commitment to preventing sexual violence, supporting victims, and providing fair and effective adjudication processes. These are critical elements of ensuring a safe and healthy campus environment in which we may all work, live, study and interact. Today I am issuing Stanford’s… Read more Provost issues campus-wide report on Title IX, sexual harassment cases

Stanford releases annual crime data and discusses results

October 6, 2017 4:17 pm
While there were few year-to-year changes in most categories of campus crime between 2015 and 2016, Stanford’s 2017 Safety, Security and Fire Report showed a decrease in the number of alcohol arrests and an increase in the number of sexual offenses. According to the report, 45 sexual offenses were reported to university officials in 2016,… Read more Stanford releases annual crime data and discusses results
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Roundabouts may challenge those new to campus driving

September 5, 2017 4:48 pm
Parents and guardians who are new to driving on the Stanford campus and may be planning to drop off their sons and daughters this fall are encouraged to visit a university website that explains how to drive through roundabouts. The university currently has five roundabouts located at key intersections on Campus Drive East and West,… Read more Roundabouts may challenge those new to campus driving
Persis Drell

Provost reports on Title IX process

May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Earlier this year, I said I would provide a progress report to the Stanford community this spring on the first year of the Student Title IX Process, our new pilot process for hearing cases of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual violence involving students. I’m writing now to do that. This is the first… Read more Provost reports on Title IX process