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What To Do If You Are a Victim of Stalking

  • Express that the attention you are receiving is unwanted.
  • Trust your instincts. Stalking is not a harmless game or a form of flattery. Take the necessary steps to protect yourself by using all available resources.
  • Call University Police or a local law enforcement agency and report the incident as suspected stalking. In an emergency, call 4911 if on campus or 911 off campus.
  • Document — Keep a journal of stalking incidents (date, time, place, event and witnesses).
  • Do not walk or ride alone. Call a friend or stay in the company of people you know and trust.
  • Change your travel routes frequently.
  • Identify as much as you can about your stalker, such as descriptive data or student status.
  • Save any evidence such as: notes, gifts, objects, photos, printed e-mail messages, voice messages.
  • Contact the Records and Registration Office to complete the paperwork necessary to make your personal information unavailable and omitted from the directories.
  • Make sure your home is adequately safe and secure (doors, locks, windows, outside lighting, etc.).

Nicholls State University Code of Conduct for Stalking: All stalking offenders will be punished. Punishment ranges from disciplinary probation to dismissal from the university.

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