Prevention of accident/injury to students
As students spend their time at the university, they are surrounded by a range of dangerous situations. For example, traffic accidents, solicitation from cults and extremist groups, being lured into using drugs (marijuana, narcotics, etc.), and victimization through fraud. Faculty members must be sufficiently aware of the dangers from these issues, and must be prepared to proactively offer appropriate leadership in order to facilitate the students enjoying their time at the University.
〇Prevention of traffic accidents
We have received many complaints about our students' traffic manners on bicycles and motorcycles from local residents and other concerned parties. Furthermore, accidents occur frequently, and some of them are so serious that people have been killed or injured. We always remind students to strictly follow the traffic rules, to be wary of traffic situations in daily life, so as to avoid being either a victim or a perpetrator.
In addition, we encourage students who use cars and motorcycles to get adequate insurance for their cars and motorcycles, and for bicycles, to get compulsory bicycle insurance.
Moreover, there have been a number of traffic accidents on our campus, and we are reminding students to follow the same traffic regulations as they would on regular roads.
Currently, to prevent traffic accidents, we are giving special attention to the following;
- ①Careful riding of bicycles and motorcycles.
The number of accidents involving students on bicycles and motorcycles has been rapidly increasing. There have been many cases where the cyclists are the perpetrators, so it is important to use the utmost care when riding a bicycle.
- ・Observe the speed limit and do not ride too fast.
- ・Do not cut off another vehicle on purpose.
- ・Never drive under the influence of alcohol.
- ・Do not ride a bicycle in a pedestrian lane or on the road if there is a bicycle lane.
- ・Pay attention to pedestrians, especially elementary and junior high school students.
- ・Do not ride a bicycle while listening to music on a cell phone or with headphones, it is extremely dangerous and is prohibited by law.
- ②Traffic etiquette on campus.
Please ensure that you abide by the same rules on the campus as on public roads, in order to reduce the number of traffic accidents occurring.
- ・There have been a number of accidents between bicycles and cars or motorcycles coming from behind. The main cause of this has been the sudden change of direction of the bicycle, which is very dangerous and must be avoided.
- ・Never drive aggressively, as it is very dangerous. If you spot an aggressive driver, please report it to the security officer or the student affairs office of each faculty.
- ・Do not ride a motorcycle without a helmet, carry a passenger on a 50cc motorcycle, or practice driving on the campus. Also, take care not to make excessive noise with motorcycles and cars, as this will disturb others.
- ・Park your bicycle, motorbike or car in the designated areas.
〇Prevention of harm from cults and other dangerous organizations
While the university does warn students to be sufficiently on guard against being approached by cults, given that a number of cults have caused major social problems in recent years, there have nonetheless been reports of students being brainwashed and forced to engage in various activities.
At Kyushu University, we have prohibited all such recruitment activities, and organizations are not allowed to be active without the permission of the University. If you are approached by such an organization on University property, or you see such activities taking place, please contact the Student Affairs Department’s Student Support Division (Tel: 092-802-5966, E-Mail：gaggakusei★jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp).
(Replace ★ with @ in the email address.)
●Recruitment through social networking sites, etc.
Using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., to invite them to fake clubs, medical, international (study abroad), or volunteer events.
●Recruitment posing as survey cooperation
Recruiters ask for “cooperation in completing a survey,” and use the opportunity to ask for personal information (names and telephone numbers, etc.)
●Recruitment posing as volunteer activities
Students are invited to “join us in volunteer activities (e.g. cleaning activity),” and personal information (names and telephone numbers, etc.) are taken.
●Recruitment posing as sport, or recreational gatherings, etc.
In order to get your personal information (name, phone number, etc.), they may invite you to a volleyball or bowling club etc, where they say other university students and adults will be participating, or invite you to a gospel concert.
In order to get personal information (name, phone number, etc.), they may offer you part-time work, invite you to karaoke or ask if you would like to join a group to discuss social issues (such as garbage, declining birth rate, international conflicts, etc.)
【If you find a situation you believe could be of this type】
- ・Do not give out personal information (name, address and telephone numbers)
- ・If you feel that something is not right, clearly say "No".
- ・Many people who recruit for cults believe the organization they work for is good, and that they are doing a good thing. Even if the person recruiting is attractive, and seems kind and good, you should refuse politely.
- ・If you are not sure whether it is a cult or not, don’t provide your personal information or accept the invitation immediately, but take some time to talk to a friend or search for the organization on the Internet.
- ・If you uncover a cult situation, please contact the Student Affairs Department’s Student Support Division.
〇Prevention of drug misuse
The use, ownership or sale of narcotics such as marijuana is a serious crime, since the ownership of such drugs can lead to dependence, causing significant damage to both mind and body. We need to remain aware at all times of the fact that not only the person with the drugs, but also the surrounding people and society as a whole may be damaged irreparably by their actions.
- The following measures are being taken.
・Obtaining the cooperation of police, and hosting a lecture designed to prevent misuse of drugs each year for new students
・Display and distribution of posters and pamphlets designed to prevent the misuse of drugs, issued by various organizations.
〇Prevention of fraud and consumer problems
Fraudulent schemes such as those that deceive students under the pretext of starting a business, pyramid schemes including network businesses, qualification schemes, and fictitious claims have escalated and become more sophisticated. In some cases, students were found to be the perpetrators.
If a student approaches you for a consultation regarding any of these issues or you notice that a student is acting suspiciously, please consult with the Student Support Division of the Student Affairs Department or one of the following external organizations.
In addition, due to the revision of the Civil Code, the age of adulthood will be lowered from 20 to 18 years old in April 2022. There is concern that this will lead to increased spread of fraud, as consumer contracts and other agreements will be able to be concluded without parental consent.
〇Prevention of labor troubles in regard to part-time jobs
In recent years, there has been a lot of attention paid to the problem of part-time jobs at ‘’black companies’’ with extremely bad work environments, such as malicious tutor brokers, cash-in-hand work at restaurants and in sales, etc.
In addition to ensuring a conducive learning environment, it is very important to maintain an appropriate balance between schoolwork, life and part-time work for health management purposes.
To prevent students from falling into an overworked part-time work environment, please keep a close eye on their living conditions on a daily basis.If there is any suspicion that students are working at a black company, please consult with the Student Support Division of the Student Affairs Department or the external counseling organizations listed below.
〇Prevention of smoking
In July 2008, the Law for Partial Revision of the Health Promotion Act (No. 78 of 2018) was enacted to prevent "unwanted passive smoking".Responding to this situation, Kyushu University, in consideration of the impact of passive smoking on the health of others, has implemented a total ban on smoking on all campus premises since September 1, 2019.
However, with the total ban on smoking on the premises, there is concern about the risk of fires being caused by hidden smokers. If you see students smoking, instruct them by explaining that smoking is prohibited on the premises.