Be responsible for what and how much you consume because personal responsibility increases personal safety.
Though no precautions are foolproof, being aware of potentially dangerous situations and pre-rehearsing options reduces the risk of becoming a crime or rape victim and maximizes your safety.
Be physically prepared for trouble – take a self defense course.
Here are some GREAT programs for both male and female students…
If you’re the parent of a college kid you know once summer ends, school starts again. But you may not know that September is Campus Safety Awareness Month. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone thinks every month should be because the statistics on campus violence and sexual assault particularly are pretty alarming.
Colleges and universities are mandated by law to provide information about campus crime rates…
Don’t get on a campus elevator (or any elevator for that matter) with someone you get a bad feeling about. Always trust your instincts.
Stay alert when walking around on campus…
Mark your laptop, TV, audio equipment and other personal property with etched ID numbers…
Get Early Warning. Whether you live off-campus or on, close and lock your windows at night if you have no screens.
If you live off-campus, keep your apartment door locked whether you’re there or not and don’t leave the door unlocked for your roommate if you have to go out or when you go to sleep.
Dorm room doors (or off-campus apartment doors) should have angled peep holes and deadbolt locks.
Program your cell phone with campus emergency numbers.
Let friends, roommates and dorm personnel know your class and activity schedule if it involves late nights.
If you have to come back to your dorm or apartment late at night, find out if your campus provides shuttle busses or escort services.