Safe swimming tips “Summer” and “swimming” are practically synonymous in a state that boasts over 15,000 lakes. While swimming and other water recreation is a great way to enjoy the blissful summer months, it is important to recognize the dangers that swimming can pose if done unsafely. In 2013 alone, 52 deaths were due to […]
Prevention staff at University Health Services (UHS) understand the challenges that face first-year students, and use online programming, in addition to other educational tools, to teach students how to respond to difficult situations, including high-risk drinking, sexual assault and dating violence, and mental health crises.
Going head over heels for flip flops? Choose wisely If you are headed to the beach this summer, don’t forget your sunscreen and comfortable—but safe—footwear. Flip flops are cheap and easy to get, but they could ruin your summer vacation if you don’t choose and use them wisely. They may be a cheap, easy option, […]
At-Risk is an online suicide prevention program designed to respond to student and faculty concerns, and increased suicide prevention education.
No chill: Drinking and dressing smarter in the Wisconsin winter The recent death of a young woman in Milwaukee who walked out into the freezing Wisconsin weather after a night of drinking underscores the dangers of alcohol consumption in winter. Alcohol consumption sometimes plays a role in hypothermia-related deaths like this. The Internet is rife […]
January is Stalking Awareness Month, and Jamie Temple, the survivor services coordinator at University Health Services and primary contact for student victims, says students who experience stalking may not self-identify as victims but struggle with how to label their experience. “One of the biggest barriers for students is feeling like they will be believed if […]
Bicycling is often the quickest and most convenient mode of transportation around campus, but this semester, the UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD) saw an uptick in bicycle-related crashes, injuries, and violations. As a result, UWPD is stepping up bicycle violation enforcement to increase safety for bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians alike. “It all comes down to basic […]
Freakfest has attracted as many as 35,000 revelers to the State Street area in the past. It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities, but it’s even easier to lose your bearings if you’re not careful. With some simple steps, you can ensure a safe, enjoyable, and smooth Halloween weekend.
Ready to talk about sexual assault? There’s a handbook for that Parents and students, brace yourselves…it’s time to have the talk. We can see you squirming in your seat and looking for the nearest exit. No, not that talk. This one is about sexual assault. We understand this discussion might be uncomfortable—even awkward—especially as students […]
One of the best parts about the UW-Madison campus is that most things—from classes to restaurants to Camp Randall—are within walking distance. Whether you take the Lakeshore path to the Union or stroll down State Street, you can get just about anywhere on campus by foot. But there’s no need to walk alone. SAFEwalk, a […]