Tips for Staying Safe on Campus

feeling_unsafeWith the school year well underway, we’d like to wish you an excellent, and safe, school year.  To kick off this academic year, here are some tips for staying safe on campus:

  • Don’t prop open external res hall doors or open doors for anyone you don’t know
  • Have your keys out before you walk to your car or res hall
  • Ask a friend or campus security to escort you to your car, bus loop or residence, especially at night
  • Report ANY suspicious behavior immediately; if you feel unsafe, do not hesitate to inform security and Campus Life staff
  • Stay in well-lit areas of campus and be aware of your surroundings
  • Don’t leave valuables out in plain sight, (in a vehicle, lounge or other public space), even if you’re only stepping away for a moment
  • Report lost keys or ID/swipe cards immediately
  • Do not share your passwords with anyone and change them up every few months
  • If you’re heading off campus, (on a date, into town, hiking, for a jog, on an interview – whatever the case may be!), make sure at least one other person on campus knows where you are
  • Plan to meet “new” friends, (such as study group members, dates, etc.) in public places such as the library or coffee shop
  • Familiarize yourself with the emergency exits in your res hall, and any class/lab buildings you frequent
  • Know campus emergency protocols (fire, chemical, tornado, earthquake, shooter, etc.)

Do you have any safety tips to share? Let us know in the comments.

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