SAFETY TIPS

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Tips for Residents:

Always lock your room door

  • Visiting next door, lock your door
  • Going to the cafeteria, lock your door
  • Going to the game room, lock your door
  • Going to the lobby, lock your door
  • Going to class, lock your door
  • Going to the game, lock your door
  • Never leave exterior doors propped open, always take time to remove the prop. This will keep you, and others, safe.
  • Never leave valuables in plain sight
  • Do not bring a lot of valuables from home
  • Keep your blinds closed at night
  • Purchase a locker with a lock
  • Never let strangers in your room, even if they tell you they are visiting a friend
  • Do not keep a lot of cash in your room
  • Please talk to your roommate about the security of the room you are sharing. This is very important.
  • All residence hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours

More Tips:

  • Walk with someone, especially after dark
  • Wear bright clothes when walking at night
  • Do not wear headphones when walking
  • Stay in well lit areas, streets and paths
  • Call Campus Safety and Police if you need to be escorted back to the residence halls
  • Let your roommate or RA know when you are leaving campus, and let them know your expected arrival time as a safety precaution
  • Keep a full charge on your cell phone
  • Do not give your personal information to strangers
  • If you feel you are being followed, come directly back to campus and explain to Campus Police what is happening. When you go out with a group of friends make sure that everyone is accounted for before leaving.
  • Never pick up strangers

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Park in well lit areas
  • Trust your instincts
  • Walk with confidence
  • Avoid shortcuts
  • Never take your personal safety for granted
  • Lock your vehicle doors and keep windows rolled up
  • Walk in pairs (buddy system)
  • Do not prop exterior doors open
  • Be watchful of your surroundings
  • Do not leave personal property in plain sight
  • Purses and wallets should be kept in a secure location (locked drawer, locked file cabinet or trunk of vehicle)
  • Never leave keys in vehicle ignition switch

Identity Theft Prevention:

  • Do not provide your personal information unless you are certain it is necessary
  • Do not provide information over the telephone unless you initialize the call
  • Contact the Better Business Bureau to confirm whether or not an organization is reputable/exists
  • WePrevent.org
  • Purchase a paper shredder

Drug and Alcohol Facts: A Drug-Free Campus

  • Alcohol is not allowed in the residence halls - or anywhere on campus
  • Ghb, Rohypnol (Roofies) and Ketamine (Special K) are odorless and tasteless, making it easy for someone to slip them into your drink. If you are drugged, you may be sedated for up to six hours. During this time, you will lose inhibitions, succumb to drowsiness, slur your speech and forget what happens.
  • Never leave your drink unattended, especially when at a party or bar
  • Never accept drinks from strangers
  • Never ride with an impaired driver
  • Never get behind the wheel if you consume alcohol or take drugs
  • Alcohol and drugs compromise your safety by lowering inhibitions and clouding your judgment
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Parking Permits/Regulations:

  • Students must register their vehicles with the business office
  • Faculty/Staff must register their vehicles with the student life office
  • All visitors must display a temporary pass from Campus Safety and Police