February is Sheridan’s sexual assault awareness month and the SSU decided to provide a self-defense class to give students the opportunity to learn basic tools to protect themselves.

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Credit: Kyle Johnston.

Awareness Coordinator Vanessa Teran organized this event to offer information about avoiding sexual assaults and the multiple services that are made available to Sheridan students. Thanks to Martial Arts Instructor Amanda Galle, students were not only given the opportunity to learn how to defend themselves but had fun in the process.

Another service available to students is the safe walk program. The service pairs up one male and one female safe walk employee to accompany students who don’t feel comfortable walking alone on campus. Sheridan College is also fortunate to have 24-hour security, helping students feel safe on campus.

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