Stay safe on campus this semester!
Winter break is over and college students are heading back to school. As they settle into their routine for the new semester, make sure they’re safe on campus with these college safety tips.
Safety in numbers.
When walking home at night, whether from a party or late night studying at the library, make sure to walk home with other people. Have a friend walk back with you. If they’re unavailable, contact campus security. They have escorts that can walk you home to keep you safe.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Always be alert. Don’t listen to music while out and about so you can be better aware of your surroundings. If you notice anything suspicious steer clear.
Keep campus police on speed dial.
You never know when you might need them. On certain campuses calling campus police will get a response more quickly than calling 9-1-1. Have their number on hand just in case.
Avoid bringing valuables around campus.
Bringing valuables to school makes you a target for theft. Keep your personal belongings safe and leave them at home. Always be sure to lock your doors and make sure to invest in a laptop lock.
Stay on the beaten path.
While taking the road less traveled may have worked for Robert Frost, it’s not a good option when walking home at night from the library. If walking back to the dorms or your apartment at night, make sure to walk through a well lit area with other people around.
Those rules against burning candles in the dorms are there for a reason. Prevent any risk of fires and don’t do any cooking in your dorm room. If you live off campus in an apartment, make sure to use extra care when cooking and keep a fire extinguisher on hand.