START by Using the 4 A’s
Notice a situation and pay attention to your gut instincts.
Assume the responsibility and evaluate your options for responding.
Use I.D.E.A.S. and choose a strategy that is most appropriate in the situation.
You make a difference, your actions helped – great job! Take care of yourself and seek support.
Campus Police 408.924.8000
Health Services 408.864.8732
Psychological Services 408.864.8732
Dean of Student Development 408.864.8828
I.D.E.A.S. Starts with You
An action directly aimed at the situation “Excuse me…”
Without addressing the situation directly, you can create a distraction. “Hey, don’t I know you from math class?”
E Engage peers
Use the crowd around you and involve a peer, a friend, or family member. “Could you help me…”
In some cases, the authorities may be the best source for help. Be prepared to call for help, including De Anza police at 408.924.8000. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Your safety is the priority!