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Personal Safety on Campus
No matter where you live or where you travel around your campus, there are many things you can do to keep yourself and your possessions safe. Here are a few tips:
Out and about:
- Never walk alone, particularly at night. There’s safety in numbers.
- Carry a cell phone and dial 911 for help.
- Use public walkways and avoid isolated shortcuts.
At your apartment or residence hall:
- Lock all doors and keep them locked, even if you’re in your residence. Use a deadbolt whenever possible.
- Never prop open a building door or leave it unlocked for friends or roommates.
- Be wary of people who don’t appear to belong in the area.
- Meet your neighbors, both on and off campus. Watch out for each other.
- Never let anyone you don’t know into your apartment or residence hall. Never buzz in people you don’t know.
- Test your smoke detectors monthly and never remove batteries.
Keep your possessions secure:
- Don’t leave belongings unattended where someone could easily pick them up, like a library or restaurant.
- Secure laptops with a lock.
- Don’t draw attention to cash or valuables you may have.
- Lock your car doors.
- Lock your bike to a bike rack with a secure lock.
- Get renters insurance for peace of mind
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