Police Services at Penn State Mont Alto present three different PAWS courses: "Drug and Alcohol Abuse," "Sexual Violence," and "Knowing Life Skills." These courses are designed to assist students with getting assimilated with living away from home, introduce them to campus safety, and educate them on PA laws and crime prevention. Below are the scheduled classes for the upcoming semester as well as a more detailed description of the courses. Any student, faculty, parent, or staff member are welcome to attend
Fall 2013 Police Services PAWS schedule:
Date Course Location
Wednesday 11/06/2013 Sexual Abuse General Studies Building Rm 105 (Auditorium)
Monday 11/18/2013 Drug & Alcohol Abuse General Studies Building Rm 105 (Auditorium)
Many of our students have never lived away from home in the type of group setting that a college atmosphere provides. This PAWS course instructs students of the risks and dangers of sexual assaults on campus. Prevention techniques and University resources are discussed. An overview of PA Law regarding sexual crimes is given. Student's are given the opportunity to converse with one of our officer's who will answer their questions to the best of their ability.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse:
Alcohol and Drug addiction and abuse is a societal concern for college-aged students. This program seeks to explain the effects of drug and alcohol abuse both physically and psychologically. Several PA laws concerning the use of alcohol or drugs are discussed. Students are granted an opportunity to ask questions regarding this topic or campus safety in general to the officer giving the presentation. Several items of confiscated paraphernalia are used for educational displays.
For many of our student's this is their first experience living on their own. This course was designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge to help them adjust to living away from home. The presentation includes a description of how to change a tire, jump start a vehicle, as well as other general life skills. Safe driving practices are discussed. As our students are for the most part now 18 and considered adults by the legal system, a brief overview of definitions of common offenses that occur on campus such as harassment or criminal mischief is included. The presentation ends with a brief overview of the PA court system, followed by the opportunity to discuss any safety concerns or questions with the officer giving the presentation.
- University Police