Campus Safety Tips

Safety When Walking

 

  • Avoid walking alone at night. Call the University Police Department to arrange an escort between dusk and dawn.
  • Stay in well-lit, populated areas. 
  • If you are confronted by an attacker, scream loudly and try to run to a safe area. 
  • If you feel threatened, contact University Police immediately.

 

Protecting You and Your Vehicle

 

  • Have your keys ready before you reach your car so you can open the door quickly.
  • Look in, around, and under your car before you get in. 
  • Do not assist occupants of disabled vehicles. Continue driving and call on your cell phone or find a nearby phone to call 911 to report the disabled vehicle. 
  • If your car breaks down, raise the hood, lock yourself in the car and call 911 or private motor assistance, if possible. If someone stops to help, stay in your locked car and let the window down two inches to talk. 
  • Always lock your car. 
  • If you can't take all your valuables from your car, lock them out of sight in the trunk or glove box. 
  • Never leave your windows open or your convertible top down.

 

In Your Office or Residence Hall

  • Lock up your valuables even if you are just going to be gone a few minutes.
  • When entering a secure area, don't let anyone "tailgate" in behind you. Ask them to show their ID if you don't know them. 
  • Keep all or your personal information secure (home address, Social Security number, access PINs). 
  • Don't leave your desk or office keys, personal identification, or building-access cards in unsecured areas. 
  • Call police to report suspicious people or activities.