Safety is a shared responsibility. As members of the campus community, everyone should
help to make the campus a safer place. Using some simple safety precautions will greatly
reduce your chance of becoming a victim of crime.
- Walk or jog with a friend, not alone.
- Avoid isolated areas.
- Use campus escort services.
- Know your limits on dates and communicate them to your partner.
- Know your limits with alcohol and do not accept drinks from others.
- Tell a friend where you are going and when you will return.
- Carry a whistle or noise maker. Do not be afraid to scream if you need help.
- Use a help phone or raise the hood and stay in your car if it breaks down. If people
stop to assist, ask them to call the police.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
Protection from Date Rape Drugs
- Never leave your drink unattended. Because they are colorless and odorless, date rape
drugs can be slipped into any type of beverage.
- Do not accept drinks from anyone but a bartender or server.
- Try to attend bars or parties with a group of friends, arranging beforehand to watch
each other’s drinks.
- If you think your drink has been tampered with, seek medical attention immediately
and request the hospital conduct toxicology testing.
- Lock your dorm room or apartment whenever you leave and when you are sleeping.
- Do not prop card reader doors.
- Call 9-1-1 if you see someone in the building who does not belong.
- Do not allow strangers to follow you into the building
- Keep personal items (purses, book bags) locked up.
- Secure the work area when no one is in it.
- Report suspicious people to the police.
Protecting Your Property
- Record the serial numbers of your valuables.
- Engrave valuables with your license number.
- Register your bike with Parking Management.
- Keep your vehicle locked when it is parked and when you drive.
- Make sure all valuables inside the vehicle are either in the trunk or well hidden.
- Do not leave textbooks, purses, or book bags unattended
- Do not leave laptop computers unattended.