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Safety Tips

When walking or jogging

  • Go with someone.
  • Stay away from isolated areas.
  • Stay in well lit areas.

If you’re followed

  • Cross the street and change directions.
  • Go to a well lighted area. Enter a store, house, residence hall, anywhere there are people.
  • Notice and try to remember as much as possible about the person, so you can give a good description later.

If you’re a victim of a robbery

  • Don’t resist, no amount of money is worth taking chances with your life.
  • Notify the campus police or local police immediately.
  • Try to give a description that includes approximate age, height, weight, clothing, jewelry, and details on hair, scars, tattoos, anything that is noticeable.
 

Protect personal and University property

  • Lock your office door every time you leave.
  • Engrave expensive equipment
  • Engraving equipment is available upon request in the Campus Police office.
  • Don’t store your purse in an unlocked desk drawer.
  • Don’t leave your belongings unattended in libraries, hallways, locker rooms, or classrooms.

If you are working late

  • Keep your office door locked.
  • Lock all doors behind you as you enter and exit the building.
  • Advise the Campus Police that you are in your office.

Protect yourself and your car

  • Keep doors locked while driving.
  • Don’t pick up hitchhikers.
  • Always lock your car and take the keys.
  • Park in well lighted areas.
  • Place packages out of sight.

 

Last Published: May 12, 2017