On Thursday, Sept. 23, the second Get Carded Day will take place at WCU. Local rape crisis centers and thousands of volunteers in the U.S. will be hosting this event. College students will learn about sexual assault from volunteers and the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).Students will receive wallet cards and information from the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Get Carded Day will be taking place in over 1,200 college campuses in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Get Carded Program will reach out to those who need this information the most: people ages 16 to 24 are three-times more at risk of being sexually assaulted than any other groups. RAINN provides information about how to avoid being sexually assaulted. This information will also be provided on Get Carded Day.
To reduce sexual assault: 1. Look out for your friends. Be sure your friends know how to reach your family and your family has their contact information. 2. Stay in a group. Donʼt be alone with someone you donʼt know or trust. 3. Donʼt leave your drink unattended. 4. Know what parts of campus are well lit. Avoid shortcuts at night. 5. If drinking might have impaired your judgment, or your partnerʼs judgment, say ʻnoʼ for now; you can always reconsider tomorrow. 6. Communicate your limits ﬁrmly and directly. 7. Trust your instincts; donʼt feel obligated to do anything
you donʼt want to do.
Get Carded Day will take place in WCUʼs Womenʼs Center on the second ﬂoor of Lawrence from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 23. To learn
more about Get Carded Day and RAINN, visit the RAINN ofﬁcial
Web site, www.rainn.org.