Safety and Security

Prevention Tips

Personal

  • Be aware of your surroundings and those people around you.
  • Walk in well-lighted areas.
  • Avoid walking jogging alone.
  • Call security for escorts across campus late at night.
  • Avoid working or studying alone at night in computer labs or isolated areas of campus buildings.
  • Call security and let them know if you are going to be working late at night after regular hours or on weekends.
  • Do not use your name when recording an outgoing message for your answering machine.
  • Do not prop open locked doors.
  • Know the location of campus emergency phones

Property

  • Secure valuables left in your residence hall room or vehicle.
  • Lock the door and windows to your room when you leave, when you are sleeping, or are in the bathroom.
  • Engrave all valuables with a unique number such as your social security number or drivers license number.
  • Lock up your bicycle.
  • Use a lock on your gym locker.
  • DO NOT LOAN or give your keys to anyone!
  • Do not leave your keys unattended, anywhere!
  • Do not leave books, bags, purses, wallets or any other possessions unattended even for a moment. Take them with you.

Computer

  • Never provide addresses, social security numbers, or last names in online content chat rooms or forums.
  • Always make sure you log off your e-mail account when done and close open windows to reveal open sessions you may have forgotten.
  • Never give your passwords to e-mail accounts, network accounts or other password protected services to anyone. The Office of Instructional Technology prohibits giving access to e-mail accounts to anyone except the person it is assigned to.
  • Back up important data to a floppy disk or removable storage media, and save often while you work.

Vehicle

  • Lock your car and take your keys when you park.
  • Roll your windows all the way up if you have anything of value in your car.
  • Remove valuable property from plain view. Place it in the trunk or out of sight.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Invest in a car alarm, kill switch, and/or steering wheel locking device.