Students are advised to keep personal property in their possession at all times. The college cannot be responsible for personal property, nor can the college assume responsibility for the protection of vehicles or their contents. Campus police recommends the following safety tips:
Create a safety plan.
Listen to and act on your intuition. It’s better to be safe and risk a little embarrassment, than stay in an uncomfortable situation that may be unsafe.
Have your keys ready when approaching your car or building.
Vary your routine: drive or walk different routes every day. If you suspect that someone is following you, by foot or in a car, don’t go home (or they will know where you live). Go to a trusted neighbor or to a public place to call police, or go directly to the police station.
Do not label keys with your name or any identification.
Do not talk about your social life or vacation plans where strangers can overhear you. Be aware of your surroundings when using your personal information:
Social Security #
Date of Birth
Bank/Credit Card Information
Do not display cash openly, especially when leaving an ATM machine.
Be aware of telephone scams.
Do not give personal or financial information to anyone over the phone.
If you are a woman living alone, do not reveal that information to anyone on the phone. Hang up on nuisance callers and report chronic nuisance calls to the phone company. Never leave valuables unattended.