Campus Safety TipsSAFETY TIPS FOR WALKING AROUND ON CAMPUS (or anywhere)
1. MOST IMPORTANT-BE AWARE. When walking be aware of what is going on around you. Walk assertively. If you look like you know where you are going and what is happening around you, you are less likely to
become a target for this type of crime.
2. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM. Do not study alone in classrooms during
non-business hours. If studying after hours is necessary, make sure
that you have a study partner.
3. LOCK YOUR DOORS. Always. Do not let someone in that you do not know and do not roll your window down more than an inch.
4. Carry a cell phone, even if it for emergencies only. You can get a pre paid phone. It will be the cheapest insurance you ever buy.
5. Trust your instincts. If something "feels wrong" (with a
person, a building, a situation, etc.), something probably is wrong.
Even if you don't know why you are uncomfortable, change your plans,
move away from the person, get out of the area - whatever is necessary
to make the feeling go away.
6. If you feel like you are being followed, stay in well lighted
areas and go into a building where there are other people such as a
store or restaurant. If these aren't available, join a group of people
and ask them to walk with you until it is safe.
7. Report Suspicious Activity. If you see a person who is acting
suspiciously or some type of activity that doesn't look right, or you
feel like you are being followed, call campus security or the police immediately and report it.