• Be aware that you are a potential victim of a crime. Stay
attuned to people and circumstances around you.
• Send the message that you’re calm, confident,
and know where
you’re going, even if you don’t.
• Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes
avoid the person or leave.
• On and off campus, know where the emergency phones are located.
• Know your neighborhood and campus; find out which
buildings are open
late (or early) and where you go to summon help if
• Choose an ATM that is located inside a building or other well-lit
Never count cash at the machine or in public. Wait until your are
in a secure
• Obtain a whistle from the Campus Safety & Security
Department and carry it
with you at all times. Use your whistle to draw attention.
• Take the shuttle or call for an escort.
Use lighted walkways at
night. Criminals do not like lights! Avoid dark alleys,
streets or secluded paths.
If someone seems to be
following you, turn in the opposite direction or cross
the street. If he/she persists, move quickly to the nearest open
group of people and ask for help.
Avoid using cell phones,
iPods, or MP3 players while walking. Suspects
target cell phones and other items in plain view.