Stalking

Information to know:

 Office of Student Conduct – Lillard Administration Building Room #211

100 N. University Dr. Edmond OK 73034

Phone – (405) 974.2361

Email – studentconduct@uco.edu

 

Harassment

  • Inappropriate behavior imposed upon the victim
  • Behavior that causes the victim to feel violate
  • ONE instance constitutes sexual harassment

Your Response:

  • Clearly inform the other person that you wish to be left alone
  • REPORT the person to the appropriate authorities

Intimidation

Behavior intended to for the victim into submission

Two best ways to deal with intimidators

  • Resolve
  • Retreat and Report

Stalking:

Behavior intended to force contact on the subject in order to establish or maintain a relationship

Common Mistakes

  • I’m NOT going to report it because I don’t want him/her to get in trouble
  • I’m NOT going to report it because I am afraid it will just make it worse

Did You Know?

  • Persons 18-24 experience the highest rate of stalking
  • 3 in 4 victims are stalked by someone they know
  • 25% of victims are stalked via technology like email and texting

Recognizing stalking behaviors

  • Unwanted phone calls, text messages, e-mail or letters
  • Following or spying on the victim
  • Showing up at places without a legitimate reason to be there
  • Leaving unwanted items, presents or flowers

What you SHOULD do:

  • Take the threat seriously
  • IMMEDIATELY tell a friend, co-worker, family member or the police
  • Keep ALL phone messages, gifts, e-mails, letters etc. sent by the individual
  • Make detailed notes about the dates, times, and places of threats

What you SHOULD NOT do:

  • Walk through secluded areas alone
  • Meet with the stalker
  • Share information via social media
  • Try to reason with the stalker
  • Respond to any calls, texts or e-mails from the stalker

Victim’s Protective Order

What is a VPO?

A court order for the person who is abusing, harassing or stalking you to STOP

Against whom may you obtain a VPO?

Any blood relative or person with whom you have had a domestic or dating relationship

What a VPO CAN order the abuser to do:

  • Stop abusing, threatening, stalking or harassing you
  • Not contact you
  • Pay Attorney’s fees
  • Surrender firearms to authorities
  • Attend counseling
  • Vacate a home that he/she shares with you

What a VPO CANNOT do:

Award:

  • Custody of children
  • Financial Assistance
  • Child Support
  • Property

A VPO cannot help you until the papers have been served to the abuser. If you have a VPO against any individual please bring a copy to the Police Services building located west of the Education building for our records.