Wildcats Take Care: University to host safety fair
The Office of Public Safety is hosting the Wildcats Take Care Safety Fair on Nov. 7 on the Mall to shine a spotlight on what the University is doing to keep the campus community safe.
Booths and activities include:
- Survivor advocacy training and services from Campus Health.
- Hands-on CPR and Stop the Bleed training from University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services.
- Free bike helmets, bike locks and steering wheel locks from Parking and Transportation Services.
- Donate to Toys for Tots, learn about the effects of alcohol using inebriation goggles and meet Maggie, the emotional support dog, with the University of Arizona Police Department.
- Get informational handouts on the Emergency Operations Center from the Threat Assessment and Management Team and Emergency Management.
- Learn about "Cats After Dark" mocktails and safety initiative games with Housing and Residential Life.
- Help "Stuff the Bus" with gently used or new clothing items for the campus closet and food donations for the Campus Pantry.
- Learn about measuring laser power and using ultraviolet lights to detect germs and contamination with demonstrations and games from Research Laboratory and Safety Services.
The fair, which runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., will also feature music from DJ Joe Bermudez from UAPD and free pizza and drinks from Papa Johns and Coca-Cola. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but if you do register, you will join a mailing list to learn more about safety efforts on campus.
"It is so important to connect with members of the community so they know what resources are available to keep them safe," said Steve Patterson, interim chief safety officer. "The Wildcats Take Care Safety Fair is a chance for people to connect with us, ask questions and have some fun along the way."
The safety fair is part of the University's new Wildcats Take Care campaign, which encourages students, faculty and staff to look out for each other and keep campus safe.
Learn more about recent safety efforts on campus by reading these stories on the University news and UAatWork websites:
- University leaders highlight campus safety and mental health resources
- University announces new mobile crisis team, University Safety website
- A Q&A with Steve Patterson, the University's interim chief safety officer
- An overview of emergency preparedness activities that happened over the summer