2011 Bulletin for Students and Parents
Personal Safety on Campus
July 14, 2011
State University prides itself as having one of the safest campuses in the entire northeast. Still, it cannot be stressed enough that personal safety, either on campus or off, is a shared responsibility. Students must understand that our campus security measures are only as effective as the precautions students take to ensure their own safety. In response to concerns over a 2010 incident in which a male student was accosted and robbed by a local resident, State University has prepared this bulletin as a primer on personal safety. Please talk with your student before the 2011—2012 school year begins about this increasingly important issue. If you have questions or specific concerns, please feel free to call our Campus Security Department at (555) 555.1212.
A Message from the President:
At State University, we consider the safety of our students and faculty of utmost importance. During the first week of classes, we will be offering daily seminars on campus safety. Students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions.
Know Your Surroundings
If you detect suspicious activity, act immediately to remove yourself from danger. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, follow these steps: 1. Trust your instincts and don’t take unnecessary risks. 2. Call for attention while moving to a lighted or populated area. 3. Call campus police (x1099) or 911.
4. If there is a fire alarm nearby, activate it.
5. If necessary, defend yourself with your keys or a pen. 6. Get yourself out of the situation as quickly as possible.
Discuss safety issues with your roommates and make sure you all have an understanding when it comes to safety. Agree to keep doors and windows locked, especially at night. Keep important safety numbers near your phone (see the end...