Sexual Violence Prevention Program

Call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger.

If you are sexually assaulted get to a safe place and get help. Call one of the numbers below, tell a trusted friend, a parent or a resident assistant.

For immediate and confidential assistance call one of the numbers below.

To Reach a Confidential, Trained Sexual Violence Advocate call the SERV 24-hour Hotline (Services Empowering the Rights of Victims):

To Reach an On-call Student Life Coordinator:

To Reach Rowan Public Safety:

To Reach Police in Glassboro, Camden or other Communities:

To Reach Counseling and Psychological Services:

For Additional Confidential Services During Business Hours Call:

Tips for Being Safe

Plan for Safety

When Walking

  • Stay alert. Keep your surroundings in mind.
  • Use your body language to communicate that you are calm, confident, and you know where you are going.
  • Plan your route, and choose well-lit busy streets. Avoid vacant lots, alleys and construction sites.
  • Walk facing traffic, so you can see approaching vehicles.
  • Have your keys in your hand as you approach your car or home.
  • Know your neighborhood. Find out what places stay open late, and where your local police and fire stations are located.
  • If you suspect someone is following you or waiting for you, cross the street and head for the nearest well-lit populated place. Call 911.

When Driving

  • Lock your doors while driving.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Keep at least ¼ tank of gas in your car at all times.
  • Keep your vehicle in good repair.
  • If you are being followed, drive to the nearest police or fire station, open gas station, or other well-lit areas. Get the vehicle license plate number and call police.
  • If approached by someone in a threatening manner, honk the horn repeatedly and put your emergency flashers on.
  • Never walk alone late at night.

At a Party

  • Go with a group of friends, and leave with the same group.
  • Never leave a friend alone or behind who is drinking, already drunk, or using drugs.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you consume, and don’t accept drinks unless you saw the drink poured from the original container.
  • Be cautious of new people who offer to go to your residence or invite you to theirs.
  • Never leave anyone in a vulnerable position even if you do not know him/her personally. Call 911 to get help.
  • Avoid secluded rooms or other places where you can be isolated and vulnerable.
  • Never take a drink offered by a stranger.
  • Never leave your drink unattended; someone could tamper with it.
  • Avoid parties where men greatly outnumber women.
  • Trust your instincts, and if you feel uncomfortable, leave.

At Home

  • Keep your doors and windows locked in your residence hall, apartment or house.
  • Don’t let unknown or uninvited persons into your building.
  • Don’t prop open doors.
  • Before opening your door, use your peephole to identify who is at the door. 


  • Never give out personal information to a stranger.
  • Never post your personal information on social networking sites where it can be viewed by anyone who has access to the network or your page.
  • Utilize the resources offered by Rowan to protect yourself (Shuttle Service or Walking Escort Service) and to learn about personal safety training (RAD Rape Aggression Defense).

Helpful Links

Victim Witness Services

Shuttle Service/Walking Escort Service

Take the Dating Violence Quiz

Finding A Safe Apartment

Residence Life: Safety Regulations for Residential Living