Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Residence Security

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
            move in.

     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.


Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL