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Personal Safety and Responsibility

Northwest College is committed to providing an environment that is comfortable, supportive and safe. For many students, college is the first time away from home. This means there will be new freedoms, responsibilities and choices. Your time in college will be a time to define and redefine your values and beliefs. Keep in mind that decisions you make now may have consequences that can affect your future.

In order to be successful, you will need to make wise choices as you move through your college career. You can avoid major problems by exercising common sense and good judgment.

Also, remember to take care of yourself. Proper eating, exercise, sleep and study habits will help ensure your time at Northwest College is safe and enjoyable.

Crime is a national problem that affects all communities and college campuses in our country, even those in a rural area such as Powell. Being aware of precautions and using common sense can help you avoid certain situations. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Always lock the door to your room or apartment, even if you are going to be gone a short time.
  • When you go out at night, use caution and always travel with a friend or call Northwest Security for an escort. Avoid dimly-lit areas and have an escape plan.
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.
  • In a dating situation, trust your instincts and communicate your feelings. Understand that when a person says “NO” it means “NO.” Communication is the key!