Safety on Campus
A university community, like any other community, experiences accidents, crimes, and injuries. No barrier exists around the university and residence halls to protect the campus from the same types of dangers existing in the surrounding city and county. Absolute safety cannot be guaranteed to anyone, including residence hall students. In an attempt to maintain safe and secure residence halls, the Office of Residential Life and Housing has established certain policies and procedures. However, these measures are successful only when everyone works together, follows them, and enforces them. Creating a safer residence hall and University community requires your active participation. Ultimately, your safety depends on you.
Here are several simple steps, which you can take to help protect yourself, your valuables, and your neighbors:
- Lock your door whenever you leave your room or go to sleep.
- Do not prop or tamper with the locks on the hall entrance or room doors.
- Protect your property by engraving it with your name, driver's license number and state abbreviation.
Report safety concerns and crimes to the residence hall staff. Additionally, immediately report any crime to Public Safety (954) 262-8999.