• crime prevention


    Security Facts to Remember - On and Off Campus:

    • Do not walk alone on campus at night. Use the escort program or walk with a group. 
    • Stay in well-lit, well-traveled area; avoid dark and isolated places.
    • Always lock your car, roll up your windows and keep valuables out of sight in your car.
    • Know the locations of emergency phones where you could call for help if needed.
    • Do not jog or bike at night or in unfamiliar areas.
    • If someone tries to rob you, give up your valuables without resistance. Your life is more important than your possessions.
    • Do not put your name, address, phone number, license number or other identifiers on your key chain. Doing so will lead a criminal to your belongings if you lose your keys.
    • Do not lend your keys to anyone or leave your door unlocked for a friend.
    • Never prop open residence hall main entrance/exit doors. This is an open invitation to intruders.
    • Do not allow unknown persons to piggy-back behind you to gain access to residence halls. Do not be afraid to ask for I.D. or call for help.
    • Engrave your valuables and keep an inventory of your possessions.
    • Do not leave your purse/wallet, books, coat, laptop computers or other valuables unattended. Call the Public Safety Department at 251-4700 with any safety concerns.

    90% of campus crimes are crimes of opportunity. You reduce your chances of being a crime victim by reducing the opportunity. By watching out for yourself and others, we can all contribute to a safe campus environment. 


    •  Escort Program:
      Any student, staff member or visitor may request a security escort at any time. This service is encouraged for those walking on campus after dark. By calling 251-4700 you can request an escort anywhere on campus. An officer will meet you and walk or drive you to your destination. The Escort Program is to be utilized for safety purposes, or for those who have temporary or permanent disabilities.

      There are five outside emergency phones located throughout campus. These phones are marked with blue and white "Security Phone" signs. Simply push the button an you will be connected to an officer. Use these phones to request an escort, report suspicious behavior and other security-related requests. Click here to see the Campus Map for their locations around campus. 

    • Lost and Found:

      The Public Safety Department maintains a lost and found in the Public Safety Office. Lost items can be reported by phone or by utilizing the Lost Item Report on our webpage. Found items can be left at the Public Safety Office in suite 116 of the Griffin Student Center. Lost and Found items will remain in storage for 30 days.  After that period has elapsed, sensitive items will be destroyed and useable items will be donated to charity. 
    • Vehicle Assistance:

      Public Safety Officers will help with minor vehicle problems such as jumpstarts. For liability reasons, officers can not help on vehicle lockouts. Should you need special parking because of a temporary handicap, notify Public Safety for parking arrangements.
    • Safety Services:  


      Public Safety works closely with the Maintenance Department in maintaining safe facilities. Officers routinely report on the condition lighting, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. Officers make monthly inspections of fire equipment and emergency lighting in all campus buildings.