The cooperation and involvement of students in a campus safety, security, and substance awareness program is important to the success of the program. Students must assume responsibility for their own personal safety, the security of their belongings, and assist in the security of others by taking simple, common sense precautions.
The students' awareness of their environment and their surroundings is of the utmost importance. Students should always report any suspicious looking individual or unusual incident to campus security. Residence hall students receive formal briefings about safety and security issues when they arrive on-campus.
Some examples of common sense precautions are:
- Residence, personal, or vehicle keys should be carried at all times and never loaned to others.
- Residence room doors should be locked even when the student leaves for a short time.
- Books are like money on a college campus and should not be left lying around a classroom, cafeteria, or in the Student Center.
- Exterior doors to the residence halls should never be propped open.
- Vehicles should be parked in lit areas and kept locked at all times. Valuables in vehicles should be concealed or removed.
- Walk in the company of others in well-lit areas.