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Personal Safety on Campus

  • Look alert, assertive, self confident, and in control. Those who look lost, confused, passive, or in a fog are more vulnerable.
  • Stay aware of your surroundings
  • Stick to well lit and well travel areas.
  • Walk or jog with a companion at night.
  • Have your keys in your hand as you approach your car or building.
  • Request an escort if you feel uneasy or concerned for your safety.
  • If approached by a would-be attacker don’t panic. If you panic you won’t be able to out think or out maneuver the attacker.
  • If threatened the first order of business is getting away. Drop anything that might slow you down.
  • Don’t accept a drink from anyone you don’t know and trust.
  • Don’t get into an elevator with someone who looks out of place or behaves in a strange or threatening way.
  • Be careful when using bathrooms that are isolated.
  • Report all harassing phone calls, emails, etc. to the Campus Police.
  • Report all suspicious persons or activity to the Campus Police.

Property Security on Campus

  • Lock personal items in your vehicle and out of sight. It only takes seconds to take items from a vehicle when left in plain sight.
  • Never leave your wallet, handbag, briefcase laptop, cell phone etc. in a common area or out in the open.
  • Lock personal valuables and cash in your desk and out of sight.
  • Never carry large sums of money. If you must, do not advertise.
  • Don’t attach your identification card to your key ring. This practice could help a thief find your home or vehicle easily.
  • Engrave an identifying number and take down all serial numbers in case your property is stolen.
  • Report a lost college key immediately to the Campus Police.
  • Do not hide extra sets of keys in your office or vehicle.
  • Always carry your purse tightly clutched in your hand or under your arm.
  • Use a lock down device for your laptop.
  • Never leave your vehicle or office unsecured.
  • Report all suspicious persons or activity to the Campus Police.

For additional crime prevention issues please contact your Campus Police Office.