Security and Crime Prevention on Campus
A successful campus safety program needs the cooperation, involvement and support of University students and employees. Throughout the year, Campus Security joins the efforts of the Dean of Students office, Student Welfare Authority (SWA), Student peer counselors and various student clubs to train, inform, and educate our campus community in 1) Alcohol and Drug Awareness, 2) Sexual Assault, and 3) Helpful tips on room, car, and personal safety / security.
You can help Campus Security help you by exercising these common sense precautions:
- Report any suspicious persons or activities; report all incidents no matter how minor; report losses immediately.
- Be sure to lock and secure all windows and doors; lock your cars and bikes; store valuables in the trunk.
- Never loan keys to anyone (they are easily lost, stolen, or duplicated).
- Mark or engrave your belongings; don't leave belongings and valuables unattended for any amount of time i.e. laptops, electrical equipment, jewelry
- At night, travel and park in lighted areas; travel in pairs if possible; be aware of your surroundings.
Student Housing Safety Tips
- Lock your room door whenever you leave your room. Open doors are invitations. Most incidents of theft in Student Housing occur when an apartment or room is left unlocked. Lock your door even if you're going to the restroom or to a room next door.
- Put wallets, purses, jewelry, laptops, electrical equipment and other valuables in a safe locked place in your room. Leaving them out and unattended makes them (and you) an easy target.
- Never loan out you apartment/room key.
- Keep a record of all valuables with descriptions and serial numbers.
- Taking photos of your valuable items can be useful if stolen.
- Report all doors, locks and windows that need repair to your hall front desk immediately.
- Report all thefts to Housing Staff and Campus Security immediately.