KNOW THE RISKS
IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE
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.
WHAT IS THE uSafeUS MOBILE APP?
uSafeUS is an easy to use smartphone application that allows you to:
– Stay safe with interactive prevention features like Time to Leave™, Expect Me™, Sound the Alarm, and Angel Drink
– Instantly access emergency and support resources on or near your campus—and beyond
-Find answers about sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in order to help yourself, a friend or a loved oneTry It Now
Feeling uncomfortable? Trust your instincts and let uSafeUS help you leave.
-Send yourself a fake text or call to make it easy to leave an uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation
-Initiate on a timer or use immediately
-Customize fake sender and message content, giving you a realistic excuse to escape any situationDownload Now
Walking home late at night?
-Alert up to 3 people to locate you via GPS and to follow-up if you don’t arrive as expected
-No identifying or personal data is collected, ensuring your safety at all times
-Can be used anytime, in any place, and by anyoneTry It For Yourself
Need help but don’t know where to turn?
-Immediately access emergency and support resources on or near your campus—and beyond
-Discover national resources, if you ever need to access help away from campus
-Utilize resources such as transgender resources, multi-cultural resources, male survivor resources, and LGBQ resourcesSee For Yourself
Do you have questions?
-Read answers about sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking to help yourself, a friend or a loved one
-Can be used by students, friends, parents/guardians, and faculty/staff members
-Content is research-informed, reviewed, and endorsedTRY IT FOR YOURSELF
“Whenever I go out with my friends, I always tell them to text me when they get home. A lot of the time they forget, but with Expect Me they just have to turn off a timer, which is way easier than remembering to send a text.”
“I think it’s very important to have a resource like Time to Leave to help people get out of bad situations. Since my generation is always on their phones, it makes it very convenient that uSafeUS is an app.”
Alexa, UNH ’22
“As an RA in college, it’s good to know that I have a free tool I can refer my residents to. uSafeUS is important not only in helping students feel safe, but be safe when they need it most. I will be referring uSafeUS to all my residents this semester.”
Megan, PSU ’20
“One time I was out with my friends and this guy came over to sit with us. Hew as coming on to me and I didn’t like it at all. I showed the waiter Angel Drink. He read the instructions and said, “Yeah, I can get you this drink.” Then he got a manager, and they talked to the guy and got him to leave.”
Emily, UNH ’20
“My feature feature is the Escape button that takes you to weather.com when you’re using the app but don’t want others to see it. It’s a good way of hiding that you are trying to get out of an uncomfortable situation using uSafeUS.”
Simone, UNH ’22
“I’m a shy person and have a hard time saying no to people, but with Time to Leave I can get a fake text or phone call to give me a reason to leave any uncomfortable situation. You can customize the text to say what you want, and pick someone from your contacts to send it which makes it seem more personal and natural.”
Maddie, UNH ’20
“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 ’17
Please note: This contact form is for questions or comments about uSafeUS.
If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, call 911. If you want information on sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, please visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Trained advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).