Always lock your door, even if you are going down the hall or leaving for just a minute.
Be aware of your surroundings – on campus and in the community.
Cell phones may reduce your safety – avoid “walking and talking” or texting.
Don’t carry a lot of cash or use ATMs when anyone suspicious is near.
Emergency phones are strategically located on the campus – find and use them.
Focus on well-lit paths rather than “short-cuts” which can isolate you and make you vulnerable.
Get help immediately if you need it.
Headphones can be a distraction – listen to devices at low volumes.
Inventory your electronic equipment and devices and keep the list handy.
Just in case you need us – program TUPD 215-204-1234 into your cell phone.
Know emergency procedures so that you can react quickly if needed.
Look both ways before crossing busy intersections.
Make safety tips a habit – not occasional occurrences.
Never leave personal belongings (i.e. laptops, keys, I-pods, cell phones) unattended.
Obey all residence hall regulations, University policies, and state and local laws.
Park in well-lit areas and do not leave any items in plain view.
Question and report any unidentified persons you see wondering in the building.
Reduce your risks by walking at night by using Flight, our on-demand shuttle service.
Safety and security start with you – Be alert!
Trust your instincts – if you “sense” that something is not right then it probably is a problem.
Use the “buddy” system when walking, exercising, etc. especially at night.
Verify visitors by using the peephole before you open your door.
Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace.
EXpect the “unexpected” – think about what could happen and plan ahead.
Yield the “right of way” to avoid confrontation, particularly if a group is approaching you.
Zip pockets on backpacks and purses and carry them close to your body to prevent theft.