FGCU program gives students discreet way to escape uncomfortable situations

Florida Gulf Coast University students are back in their dorms and returning to classes on Monday, and the school is working to make sure they are safe at all times.

FGCU student government will roll out its new “Eagle Shot” program this school year.

The program offers students security when they are out at participating bars and restaurants by giving them a discreet way to notify bartenders of any possible danger they may be in.

If a student feels they are in an uncomfortable situation, they can ask the bartender for a specific drink, which alerts staff that the person is looking for help. The type of drink to order will change monthly and can be found inside participating restaurant bathrooms.

FGCU student government says they hope this program will get more students talking.

“They feel that there’s a stigma with having to ask for help, so we’re using “Eagle Shot” as a way to break down that stigma,” said Jaime Veneziale, who is part of FGCU student government.

The university is also continuing efforts to make safety a priority ion campus.

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Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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