2017 Safe Knight Week
UCF wrapped up its 2017 Safe Knight Week of interactive events to raise awareness about safety and well-being before spring break.
The week kicked off with the Safe Knight Week Carnival, which showcased Safety Patrol Vehicle Show. Students learned about the numerous resources available through UCF CARES. It was the first time SDES and UCFPD combined Safe Knight Week and Campus Safety Week. The carnival attracted over 3,500 students to Memory Mall.
Tuesday’s theme was focused on violence prevention and highlighted the 2nd annual It’s On Us walk, which was attended by over 75 students and university employees and was followed by additional safety-focused programs.
Wednesday’s events included the 3rd annual UCF Cares Day scavenger hunt, when 300 students traveled campus to visit over 15 campus services while answering trivia, taking pictures with Knightro and gathering giveaways. The evening ended with Yoga Under the Stars facilitated by the Recreation and Wellness Center with 178 participants.
Thursday and Friday closed out the week with hands-on activities related to alcohol and high-risk behaviors, including a DUI Mock Trial hosted by Legal Studies.
“The UCF Cares Scavenger Hunt was my first real UCF event—I got to meet Knightro, so I was very happy about that,”said Sara Kordalski, freshman. “And it was really fun! I liked talking to the students, and there were freebies.Also, I learned about the Women’s Defense Class from the UCFPD, and now I might do that.”
Safe Knight Week was sponsored by the offices within the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services, and co-sponsors Department of Security and Emergency Management, UCF Police Department, Green Dot, and Environmental Health and Safety.
The week was resounding success with over 4,000 students actively participating in the various events.