Personal safety is an issue on all college campuses whether it
is safety from a crime or other emergencies like fire. By following
these security tips, college students can make themselves less
vulnerable to an emergency on campus.
- Lock your room every time
you leave, even if it is for a very short amount of time.
- Keep exterior doors to your
residence hall locked at all times; never prop them open.
- When entering your residence
hall with a key, never allow someone unfamiliar to you to enter
- Never leave valuables (wallets,
checkbooks, purses, backpacks) unattended.
- Know your emergency exits
and fire safety procedures for your residence hall.
- Know where fire extinguishers
and alarm pull stations are in your residence hall and know how
to use them.
- Walk or jog with groups of
two or more and stay away from poorly lit areas even if they
are shortcuts. Check to see if your campus provides an escort
service and if there is no one to walk with, use the service
- Secure bicycles to a rack
using a lock.
- Register vehicles with your
campus safety office. Never leave valuables in your vehicle and
keep it locked at all times.
- Memorize the telephone number
of your college's safety office and report suspicious people
and/or incidents to safety personnel immediately.