Have you ever been curious of what to do if you are being followed, or how to be safe in a parking lot at night? University of the Pacific's Tiger Tips program can give you answers to those questions. Tiger Tips is a safety campaign that was launched by the University in October 2011. The safety initiative is a joint effort between the Office of the President, Public Safety, and Marketing and University Communications.
The idea of Tiger Tips is to make safety messages more appealing to a younger audience, while also featuring tips that are useful in a day-to-day setting. The campaign features student-made videos, posters, and chalk art designs to allow students a wide array of viewing options.
Chad Fraga and Chelsea Scahill, two Pacific students, are the re-occurring safety stewards who can teach you about exercising with a buddy, the Stripes program, or theft in the library. The Tiger Tips videos can be seen on the University website, Facebook, YouTube, and PacTV. The videos also are viewable as trailers in the Janet Leigh Theatre, as well as being featured in the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center.
Meet Chad and Chelsea:
Chad '14 is a sophomore working on his bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies. When he graduates Chad would like to go into Law Enforcement, or further his studies in Graduate School. Chelsea '14 is a sophomore who is working on her bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology. In the future, Chelsea would like to work for a children's hospital and help those with profound hearing loss. Both Chad and Chelsea are Pacific Ambassadors who give tours to prospective students, as well as assist with special events and orientation.
Chad and Chelsea's Safety Messages:
Video 1: Stripes
To contact Stripes for a ride call 209.598.8546
Hours: 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Stripes operates seven days a week.
Video 2: Be Aware of your Surroundings
Be aware of cyclists, skateboarders, and vehicles.
Acknowledge those around you. Let people know you see them.
Video 3: What to do When Being Followed
Change direction to see if the suspect is following you.
Duck into a public place with a lot of people.
Know where the campus blue light phones are located.
Call Public Safety - Emergency 209.946-3911.
Video 4: Leaving Packages in your Car
Don't leave your belongings out in plain sight.
Check to be sure your vehicle is locked even if locked remotely.
Move your vehicle after storing goods in your automobile.
Lock/Unlock your car when you are nearby, not from afar.
Video 5: Exercise Buddies
Use well-lit, well-traveled routes.
Avoid short-cuts through isolated areas.
Be alert and be aware of your surroundings.
If someone makes you feel uncomfortable trust your feelings and move away.
Video 6: Library Theft
Don't leave your belongings unattended in the library even for a couple of minutes.
Video 7: Residence Hall Safety
Before leaving, lock and secure your residence hall.
Video 8: Car Keys
Before heading to your vehicle, make sure you have your car keys in your hand