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    Campus Safety For The College Freshman

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.

  1. Lock your room every time you leave, even if it is for a very short amount of time.
  2. Keep exterior doors to your residence hall locked at all times; never prop them open.
  3. When entering your residence hall with a key, never allow someone unfamiliar to you to enter with you.
  4. Never leave valuables (wallets, checkbooks, purses, backpacks) unattended.
  5. Know your emergency exits and fire safety procedures for your residence hall.
  6. Know where fire extinguishers and alarm pull stations are in your residence hall and know how to use them.
  7. 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 provided.
  8. Secure bicycles to a rack using a lock.
  9. Register vehicles with your campus safety office. Never leave valuables in your vehicle and keep it locked at all times.
  10. Memorize the telephone number of your college's safety office and report suspicious people and/or incidents to safety personnel immediately.



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