Security Awareness & Crime Prevention Programs
During orientation in August all new students are required to attend a safety and security program that includes discussion of issues related to personal security and crime prevention. Topics included in this program are: sexual assault, how to report a crime, various College policies, and campus and community services. Information is also provided during the "all-athlete" meeting each fall, and additional programs and discussions take place on residence hall floors as requested by residents. Safety and security issues are also covered during new employee orientation.
A common theme of awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others.
Crime Prevention Tips
- Ensure that the exterior residence hall door remains closed and locked.
- Do not allow an unescorted non-resident of your residence hall into the building.
- Report anyone soliciting to Security.
- Carry your keys at all times.
- Report lost or stolen keys immediately.
- Don't lend your keys to someone else
- Don't attach your ID to your key ring...this identifies lost keys as yours!
Your Room & Your Personal Items
- Keep your room door locked.
- Do not keep large sums of money in your room or leave valuable objects in plain view.
- Keep a list of your valuables including the make, model and serial number.
- Engrave your driver's license number on valuable items.
- Be sure you have insurance to cover theft or damage of personal property.
- Close and lock your windows.
- Never lend someone your credit card or give someone your "pin" number.
- Keep your car locked and do not leave valuable items in your car in plain view.
- Lock your bicycle.
- Never walk or jog alone at night or in isolated areas during daylight - carry a whistle to summon help.
- If you find yourself alone at night, call Security to obtain a ride or escort.
- Don't hitchhike or get into a car with someone you don't know well.
- When walking to your car, keep your keys out and check the backseat of the car before you get into it.
- Always let someone know where you are going and who you will be with.
- If you are with someone and feel unsafe, leave immediately.
- Always stay with groups of friends you trust.
- Use caution posting photos and personal information on social websites such as Facebook and Myspace.
- Report any suspicious activity to Security immediately.