The Public Safety Department encourages you to join us in our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for you. Crime prevention and security awareness are self-serving qualities.
The following suggestions are offered for your safety and well being.
1. Unpack as soon as possible
It is not a good idea to leave property in
your vehicle for extended periods, especially overnight. Even if arriving
late at night, it is best to unload immediately. Ask a friend to help you
2. During move-in, do not leave property unattended in your car, on the sidewalk, in the
lobby, or in your unlocked room. Keep both car and room locked while unloading and
moving between the locations.
3. Get acquainted with your neighbors on your floor and in your building as quickly as
possible. Every resident has a role to play in security. Part of that role is to know who
belongs and who doesn't.
4. Always lock your door. Whether you are at home, "just down the hall for a minute", or out
of the building, always keep your door locked. Ask your roommates to do the same. If your
roommate is taking a nap when you leave - lock the door.
5. Recognize strangers and do something about them. If you feel comfortable in doing so,
ask them if you might help them. If not, report them to the Public Safety Office 464-8888.
6. Secure your personal property, especially expensive and easily transportable items. Lock
them up. Engrave items with unique identifiers
7. Do not allow entry into your complex to those whom you do not know. Don't let
them "tailgate" when you use your key or card to access entrance doors. Refer them to a
guest telephone. Have your key or card out and ready to use before you reach the front
8. Be assertive where security is concerned. You have both rights and obligations in this
regard. You have a right to expect your neighbors to follow good security practices and to
do things which protect your interests. You have an obligation to do the same for them.
Know who is on the other side before opening the door.