Date: January 15, 2012
To: All U.Va. Students
From: Patricia M. Lampkin, Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Re: Safety as you return to the Grounds
As you return for a new semester, it is a good time to remind you about personal safety. Please take a few moments to consider ways to stay safe and help those around you stay safe.
Although Charlottesville is relatively safe, it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. Crimes do occur here, sometimes in waves, and students often are targeted.
Basic safety reminders, many of which you have heard before, bear repeating:
I would also like to remind women who are participating in Inter-Sorority Council recruitment between now and next week to help one another in staying safe. Since you may be traveling between recruitment activities when it is dark, please arrange to meet friends or residence hall mates to ensure you are not walking alone.
Finally, a health-related reminder: It's not too late to get a flu shot. Student Health has a generous supply of the vaccine. Students who want to get the shot at Student Health should make an appointment by going to the Healthy Hoos website. Getting immunized can minimize your risk of getting seriously ill, falling behind in classes, and infecting others.
Your safety and health are my highest priority. If you have ideas on how to make the Grounds safer, I would welcome them.
Best wishes as you return from break and begin what I hope is your best, most successful semester yet.
Patricia M. Lampkin
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
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