Trinity Logo
Students  Alumnae/i  Faculty/Staff

Public Safety | Myths & Facts About Stalking

Myths & Facts About Stalking

Myth: If you ignore a stalker he or she will just go away.
Fact: Stalkers rarely just stop. Often stalking behaviors escalate and can become violent. Seek assistance to help you deal with a stalking situation or if you feel afraid.

Myth: If you personally confront the stalker, he or she will leave you alone.
Fact: Stalkers can be dangerous, and confronting a stalker may put you in danger. 73% of intimate partner stalkers verbally threatened victims with physical violence, and 46%reported being the victim of physical violence.*

Myth: You cannot be stalked by the person you are dating.
Fact: You can be stalked by a current or former partner. If he or she is following you or harassing you in a manner that makes you feel afraid, alarmed, annoyed, frightened, or tormented. Most victims know the person is stalking them. A survey of college student stalking victims revealed that 4 out of 5 knew their stalker.

*Source: National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center


Contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-884-9111.

About

Visit

Getting to Campus

Directions to Campus

Parking on Campus

Campus Map

Shuttle from Metro

Hotels

Campus Tours & Open Houses

Prospective students can request a campus tour by calling 800-492-6882. Learn More

Online Campus Tour

Office of Admissions

Events at Trinity

Meeting & Conference Rentals

Room Rentals

Trinity Center

Calendar of Events

Fitness Center

Brookland residents: learn about discounted memberships at the Trinity Center.

 - Current Fitness Classes

 - Facilities

Schools

CAS Programs

EDU Programs

NHP Programs

SPS Programs

BGS Programs

Academic Life

Offices

Student Life