Faculty, staff, and students must recognize that they should take individual precautions to protect themselves from becoming victims of a crime. Working together and using the safety tips below as a campus community in crime prevention programs is essential in the successful development of a safe campus environment.

  1. Always be mentally and physically prepared to react to emergency situations.
  2. Be alert and aware of the people around you.
  3. Educate yourself concerning prevention tactics.
  4. Be aware of locations and situations which would make you vulnerable to crime, for example, alleys and dark parking lots.
  5. When possible, go with a friend.
  6. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible.
  7. Walk close to the curb. Avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where someone could hide.
  8. Walk confidently and at a steady pace, making eye contact with people you meet.
  9. Do not respond to conversation from strangers on the street, just continue walking.
  10. If you carry a purse, hold it securely between your arm and your body.
  11. Do not leave personal items unattended, such as purses, book bags, cell phones and keys.
  12. Secure your vehicle. Close all windows and lock all doors.