Counseling Center

University of Mississippi

Stalking

If there is immediate danger, call the University Police (662-915-4911)

Stalking refers to repeated, obsessive and frightening or threatening behavior directed toward a person that makes that person afraid or concerned for her/his safety.

Many incidents of stalking are not preventable. Even with forethought and preparation, many people will find themselves in situations where stalking occurs. If you find yourself in a stalking situation, a safety plan presents options for you and your supporters to arrange a plan of action.

No two stalking situations are alike, and a response that helps make one stalking situation better may not work in another case. It is important to know various options for dealing with a stalker that can increase safety, whether you use them yourself or present them to a friend, family member, or co-worker. Below are steps that you and your supporters can take to plan ahead and increase safety. It is important to remember that whether you use the options listed here, or come up with your own, the most important part of a safety plan is that it is tailored to your individual emotional and physical needs.

If you or someone you know would like more information on safety planning or other services available to students facing stalking, please call the Office of Violence Prevention (662-915-1059) or the Counseling Center (662-915-3784).