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On-Campus Safety

  • Never leave your personal property unsecured or unattended.
  • Never leave books, purses or book bags unattended in public places including the library, bookstore, gym, study areas or computer labs.
  • Use available lockers.
  • Mark your books so you are able to identify them if they are stolen.
  • Look around and be aware of your surroundings when you enter and exit a building.
  • Do not prop outside doors.
  • Always tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and think about how you would defend yourself. Develop a game plan for prevention.
  • Know where the telephones are located. Know how to dial emergency numbers.
  • Avoid walking alone, particularly after dark.
  • Stay on well-lighted, well-peopled paths. Isolated spots on campus can compromise your safety.
  • Walk with confidence and determination, holding your head up. Frequently check your surroundings.
  • Avoid shortcuts. The shortest route is not always the safest route.
  • Dress for mobility, particularly after dark.
  • Carry your personal belongings in a backpack or similar container that will enable your arms and hands to be free at all times.
  • Never allow someone to predict your route of travel.
  • Whether you are driving, biking, walking or jogging, frequently alter your route between campus and your residence.
  • Do not hesitate to report unusual behavior to Police and notify the appropriate personnel if there is any breach of security around campus.
  • Keep a log of equipment names, model numbers and serial numbers. Keep a photo record or video record of items.

Updated April 07, 2017