Personal Safety

Sexual Assault

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be assertive; try to set limits. No means No.
  • Recognize the risks of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • If in a social situation stay with your friends.
  • Protect any evidence.
  • Trust your instincts; if something doesn't seem right, use whatever means necessary to get away.
  • Act quickly; evaluate the danger of fighting, running, yelling, or submitting. Act immediately!
  • Run toward areas with people, if possible.
  • Scream for help; it could attract others.
  • Park close to your destination and in well-lighted areas at night. 

When Threatened

  • Assess the situation; if possible, scream, break free, and run.
  • Run to the nearest building or dormitory and tell someone what happened.
  • Contact the police as soon as possible.
  • Try to remember details about the person to provide an accurate description.

Fire Safety

  • Know your evacuation routes.
  • When the alarm sounds, leave your area immediately.
  • Do not use the elevator, take the stairs.
  • If you encounter smoke while you are escaping, crawl low under the smoke.
  • Do not smoke in the residence halls.
  • Always stay near cooking to monitor it closely.

Protect against Fraud - Credit Card information

  • Sign all new cards immediately and cut up expired cards.
  • Examine your monthly statements.
  • Safeguard your credit cards as you do cash.
  • Don't leave your cards sitting around your dorm room.
  • Don't give information about your credit card over the phone.
  • Don't give your PIN number to anyone.