Stalking Awareness Month

​All college students should know about the dangers of stalking, how to recognize it and what resources are available to help.

Four Key Pieces of Stalking Awareness

Remember the four key pieces of stalking awareness and prevention: know it, name it, stop it, talk about it.

 

Know It

Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes them to fear for their safety or the safety of others, or causes them to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Stalkers use a variety of tactics, including (but not limited to) unwanted contact including phone calls, texts, and contact via social media, unwanted gifts, showing up at unwelcome times and locations, approaching an individual or their family/friends, monitoring, surveillance, property damage, and threats.

Anyone can be a victim of stalking. A majority of victims are stalked by someone they know.

Name It

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the military and tribal lands.

Stalking is not:

 
  • Love
  • Affection
  • Cute
  • Wanted
  • Romantic
  • The victim's fault
  • OK

Stop It

Report incidents of stalking or dating violence on campus by contacting the Dallas College Campus Police:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone
  • Call 972-860-4290 when using a mobile phone or non-campus phone. Add the phone number to your list of contacts on your mobile phone.

Report incidents of interpersonal violence on campus to the Title IX Coordinator office at 972-860-3980 or by emailing TitleIX@dallascollege.edu.

Talk About It

You can request a confidential counseling appointment at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by emailing counseling@dallascollege.edu or calling 972-669-6400.

Let your friends and classmates know that help is available.

Currently enrolled students aged 18 or older can request a virtual or on-campus counseling appointment.

Resources

Visit our College Alliance Against Sexual Assault (CAASA) webpage for resources related to stalking, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence. The Dallas College student blog lists more external resources which can help, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

CAASA also offers more information on how we can stop​ interpersonal violence in our communities, together. For questions, or to get involved, emailcounseling@dallascollege.edu.