Personal Protection

Your personal safety is Security Services number one priority. We have numerous personal safety devices on the campus for your safety, such as  cameras, assistance phones, hallway intercoms as well as the services of WalkSmart.

The following are some personal safety tips that can assist you in remaining safe both on and off the campus.

On the Street:

  • Always be conscious of your surroundings
  • Record the description of suspicious persons and notify security or police immediately
  • Use WalkSmart
  • Walk in groups for safety sake  
  • Avoid dark and deserted areas  
  • Be aware of alternate routes and safe places
  • Plan your route. Avoid shortcuts through dark, untravelled areas. Take the most direct, frequently travelled route.  
  • Be Alert. Walk with confidence  
  • Familiarize yourself with locations of the campus assistance phones  
  • Walk near curb, away from shrubs  
  • Never carry large amounts of money, or show it in public  
  • If you think you are being followed, go to the nearest public place  
  • Let people know where you will be, and what time to expect you  
  • When working alone at night, consider staying in contact with Security or borrowing a duress button from Security

In Your Car:

  • Always be conscious of your surroundings
  • Only travel with people you know and trust
  • Lock your doors when you are in your vehicle
  • Walk to your vehicle quickly with keys in hand
  • If you are being followed, do not drive home. Drive to the nearest police station or populated area
  • Record the description of suspicious persons and notify security or police
  • Park your car in a well-lit, well-travelled area

Building/Office Safety:

  • Ensure exterior of building is secure, do not prop open doors
  • Immediately remove props from any doors
  • If door is unable to be secured, call security immediately at ext 2003
  • Keep offices and personal property secure at all times
  • Report lost or missing access cards or keys immediately to security
  • Don’t loan keys or access cards to anyone

In Residence:

  • Inventory your property. Record all serial numbers
  • Don’t keep large amounts of cash in your room
  • Always lock your door, even if you're just leaving for a minute
  • Question strangers in residence and call Security or alert the front desk if they do not belong