My name is Jenny, I am one of 21 million students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States. I entered college excited for the possibilities awaiting me, but was crushed shortly thereafter. During the second week of the semester I was sexually assaulted. Ashamed and confused I told no one about the assault. As a result of the assault, I couldn’t eat or sleep, had trouble concentrating on my studies and was afraid to be alone. I didn’t know where to go to get the support I needed to heal and thrive instead of internalizing the trauma.*
*Compilation of sexual assault survivors’ stories.
uSafeUS is an easy to use smartphone application that allows you to:
– Stay safe by using interactive features
– Instantly access help in your area should you ever become a victim of sexual violence
– Learn how to approach and help someone who has experienced an assault
– Access your campus Title IX policyTry It Now
Walking home late at night?
uSafeUS will text friends for you, to let them know when you’ll arrive. If you don’t make it back as expected, it will ask them to call to check on you.
Try It For Yourself
At a party or on a date and feeling uncomfortable? Trust your instincts and let uSafeUS help you leave.
Time to Leave will send you a fake text or phone call, giving you a reason to go.
Give an SOS disguised as a drink recipe to bartenders or servers.
– The uSafeUS Angel Drink feature contains a mobile recipe book with a secret “Angel Drink” recipe
– Select “Angel Drink”which is surrounded by real drink recipes to avoid suspicion
– The body of the recipe is an SOS which outlines steps your bartender can take to help youSee For Yourself
If you or a friend are assaulted, What next? Outlines all your options.
A safe, completely anonymous resource guide. What next? Walks you through option step-by-step.
TRY IT FOR YOURSELF
“uSafeUS is very cool. I like the Time to Leave feature the best; the fake calls / texts give an easy way out of an awkward situation”
Tess, UNH Junior
“As a student, I found uSafeUS to be incredibly helpful. I now have access to all of the resources my school and community have to offer regarding sexual assault right at my fingertips. I encouraged my friends to download the app as well because it is helpful to all students, not just those who are survivors of sexual assault. Community support is crucial to combatting sexual assault, and I think this app is a step in the right direction to eliminating sexual assault on college campuses.”
Taylor, UNH Graduate Student
*This contact form is only for current or potential uSafeUS users, for questions or comments about the uSafeUS smartphone app.
If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, please call 911.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or sexual violence and would like information on
your options or just want to talk, please visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline: http://www.thehotline.org/.
Trained advocates at the hotline are available to provide support and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
We are available to speak with you at the Prevention Innovations Research Center