Responsibilities of the University Community
Members of the University community must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property. The following precautions should be used for guidance. Note: the only person responsible for any abuse or harassment is the perpetrator.
- Report all suspicious activity to Public Safety immediately.
- Install LiveSafe on your cell phone. Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.
- Never take personal safety for granted.
- Avoid walking alone at night. Contact Public Safety for an escort.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Limit your alcohol consumption, and leave social functions that get too loud, too crowded, or that have too many people drinking excessively. Call Public Safety at the first sign of trouble.
- Don't leave your drink unattended and avoid taking a drink when you did not watch it be made and poured. At parties, don't drink from the punch bowl or other large, common open containers.
- Be careful about posting your location on social media.
- Carry only small amounts of cash.
- Never leave valuables (wallets, purses, books, computers, etc.) unattended.
- Carry your keys with you at all times and don't lend them to anyone.
- When you go to a social gathering, go with people you trust and have a plan. Agree to watch out for each other and plan to leave together.
- Lock up your bicycles. Lock your car doors and close the windows when leaving your car.
- Always lock the door to your residence hall room whether you are there or not. Be certain that your door is locked when you go to sleep and keep the windows locked when you are not at home.
- Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they are easily noticeable.
- Inventory your personal property and make records of the serial numbers of all items of value.