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:
– 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
– “What Now?” feature walks through your options in the event of an assault
– Access your campus Title IX policyTry It Now
Have you ever gone to a party and wanted to have someone watch your back on your way home?
Now you can with uSafeUS Expect MeTM feature:
– Program your phone to alert a friend if it takes longer than your preset time to arrive at your destination
Try It For Yourself
uSafeUS will simulate an important call or text for you to use to get out of uncomfortable situations
– Set the call or text to go off instantly or after a delay
– Completely customizable
– Works on any phoneDownload Now
Need a stealthy way to escape an uncomfortable or scary situation at the bar?
Then open the Angel Drink feature on your uSafeUS app:
– The uSafeUS Angel Drink feature contains a mobile recipe book with a secret “angel drink” recipe
– Scroll down to find the recipe called “Angel Drink”
– “Angel Drink” is surrounded by real drink recipes to avoid suspicion
– The body of the recipe outlines steps your bartender can take to help you escape the situationSee For Yourself
uSafeUs’s virtual guide Bystander Bae is the ultimate superhero you need to help you and others feel safer on campus.
Bystander Bae can:
– Guide you through your options if you or a friend is a victim of sexual assault
– Help you navigate the the uSafeUS app
– Provide you with tools to safely leave an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation
Meet Bae Today
“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.”
*Please note that this contact form is intended for users or potential uSafeUSTM users to
offer feedback and or ask questions to the uSafeUS mobile app development team.
The uSafeUS team does not provide direct counseling or crisis services.
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