Safety Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs

Programming efforts of the university regarding safety awareness and crime prevention may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Discussions and presentations during new student orientation facilitated by the local and university police. During these presentations students are encouraged to report crimes and take preventative measures to insure personal safety.
  2. Students’ personal safety is encouraged through various venues, including but not limited to: university published written materials, residence hall/floor meetings and posted signs in campus buildings and on university property. It is recommended that students do the following:
    • Lock their room doors in residential facilities.
    • Lock their car doors.
    • Not allow any non-resident into his or her residence hall that is not accompanied by a resident of that hall.
    • Not walk alone on campus after dark.
    • Write down serial numbers of personal possessions and engrave items without numbers. (Engravers are available for students at the University Police Department.)
  3. Programs on safety awareness and crime prevention are available in the residence halls on campus.
  4. Residential life staff and university police are trained to confront and report crimes they become aware of.
  5. A Campus Safety Committee meets regularly to review and address campus safety concerns such as lighting and emergency phones.
  6. RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes are offered through the academic program and may be offered through residential life or student organizations’ programming efforts.