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Learn about personal and campus safety on Feb. 28

Students wearing Pitt attire at the Safety Fair

Learn more about personal safety and the resources available to the Pitt community at the Spring Safety Fair on Monday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.


This year, pedestrian and traffic safety is a big concern for everyone navigating the Pitt campus and Oakland area,” said Pitt Police Office Heather Walker. “We will be featuring a DUI/text simulator and also Spin eScooters to demonstrate and promote safe riding.”

Attendees will be entered to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.

Multiple groups will present, including:

  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Integrated Security
  • Title IX office and Sexual Assault Facilitation and Education (SAFE) peer group
  • Pitt IT
  • Parking and Transportation
  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
  • PennDOT
  • Spin eScooters

Aside from the fair, Pitt’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management offers many other learning opportunities, including self-defense training with Officer Walker.

“Pitt Police has offered self-defense training since 2005. This program was developed to enhance safety on campus and to provide basic self-defense skills and tactics for the Pitt community,” she said. “The mission of the SAFE self-defense class is to provide beginner level self-defense training to our students, staff and faculty and enhance situational awareness and safety, on and off campus.”

Pitt Police also offer safety resources such as bike registration, mobile device registration and the SAFE program, which trains attendees on what to do if approached by an attacker.

The safety fair is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management and the Student Government Board.

Visit the public safety department’s website for more even information, such as advice for moving off-campus, campus crime alerts and what you can do to prepare for different types of emergencies.