Colleges Students Advised to Protect Themselves on Campus

Colleges Students Advised to Protect Themselves on Campus

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio With a lot of new college students busy trying to get through their first semester, schools are trying to get the word out on what those students need to be doing to keep themselves safe.

BYU has been ranked as one of the safest campuses in the country, but spokesperson Carrie Jenkins says students can sometimes be too trusting. "And that is something that we do try and make our students aware of," she said.

A common problem is thieves check for unlocked apartments then go in and take what they want. And, of course, the threat of rape does exist. An alleged rape a few months back still hasn't been solved. "When it's late at night, not to walk alone, to walk in well lit areas," Jenkins said.

At Utah State, prevention coordinators say from now until Thanksgiving is the time they see the highest number of sexual assaults. They say many of the cases stem from excessive drinking.

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