Vancouver Island University (VIU) is warning its student body to beware after a student was flashed at their Nanaimo campus.
The school says last Wednesday night an unknown male on a bicycle exposed himself to a student.
They say that the male has not been located, and so they’re putting out the notice to be aware.
On the file, Nanaimo RCMP say that when you’re walking at night, you should walk with someone when you can, have your keys ready, and keep the volume down on your earbuds. They say if something doesn’t feel right, remove yourself from the situation.
“Walk with a buddy if you can, or have a friend keep an eye on you as you are walking to your car,” say RCMP. “Have your keys ready and when you get to your car, walk around it to make sure there’s nobody beside your car or around you.”
VIU says they offer a SafeWalk service that’s available around the clock for security to walk students anywhere on campus.
“Campus Security offers a SafeWalk service,” says the school in their notice. “Security is available on the Nanaimo campus 24-7 and can assist you should you have any issues or require a safe walk anywhere on campus, including to and from student housing, the bus loop or to your parked vehicle.”
VIU says any disturbance or issues should be reported to campus security via phone or the VIU Safety App, or serious incidents should be directed to the RCMP.