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Campus Watch

It is not only the responsibility of your Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management to keep the campus safe, but the students themselves must uphold their part. The following are just a few things students can do to assist in keeping our campus safe.

*Program the phone number of Public Safety into your phone: 205-726-2020.
*Be aware of the location of emergency phones on campus.
*Keep a list of your personal property to include the make/model/serial numbers and a full description of the items.

Individual Safety on Campus:
*Never walk alone after dark.
*Walk in well lit areas and avoid areas where someone could hide.
*Let someone know where you are going, what route you are going to take and when you expect to return.
*Be aware of everyone in your immediate area and once again, stay in well lit areas as much as possible.

Residence Halls:
*Never prop exterior or suite doors open.
*Keep windows and doors locked.
*Close blinds or curtains after dark.
*Report any harassing, obscene, or anonymous phone calls.
*Report suspicious looking/acting individuals to Public Safety immediately.

Vehicle Safety:
*Park in well lit areas.
*All valuables need to be out of sight or locked in the trunk.
*Check the area for suspicious individuals or activity before leaving your vehicle.
*Make sure you lock all doors when leaving your vehicle.
*Keep doors locked when driving.
*Never hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers.
*When approaching your vehicle, be prepared to enter quickly. Have your keys in your hand ready to unlock the vehicle.
*Check your vehicle before getting in to insure no one had broken into your vehicle and is hiding inside.
*If so equipped, you can use your alarm/panic button on your vehicle’s key fob to attract attention if assistance is required.

Physical/Sexual Assaults:
*Be aware that there are “date rape” drugs that could be used to incapacitate you. Do not accept beverages from anyone and do not leave your beverages unattended.
*Immediately report the incident to Public Safety and to local police.
*Seek medical attention.
*Consider the importance of preserving physical evidence.
*Consider pressing charges and cooperating with the investigation of the assault.

Campus Watch Long

REMEMBER, IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE OUR CAMPUS A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO WORK, LIVE AND TO LEARN.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY TO PUBLIC SAFETY AT 726-2020
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