Protect Personal Information
Never share personal information, such as information that could be used to access your financial or email accounts, your social security number, your dorm or work address, or details about your daily routines with people you don’t know.
Take Time to Get to Know Potential Collaborators
Take your time and get to know a potential collaborator before agreeing to share your creative property with them or meeting in person. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool.
Meet in Public
Meet a new collaborator for the first time in a populated, public place — avoid meeting in your dorm room or in a secluded location.
Tell Friends About Your Plans
Tell a friend or family member about your plans to meet up with a new collaborator, including when and where you’re going. Consider bringing a friend with you.
Plan your Transportation in Advance
Before you meet, take the time to make sure you have a reliable plan for getting there and back safely and independently. A back-up plan is always a good idea -- like a rideshare service or a friend you can call to pick you up.
Trust your Instincts
If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe at any point, it’s okay (and encouraged) to leave a meeting or to decline or end a collaboration.
Report Unsafe Behavior
Please consider helping to protect yourself and others by reporting unsafe behavior on and off Quadio. For inappropriate or harmful behavior that occurs off Quadio, please alert your campus security office or local authorities.