Personal and Public Safety

Personal and Public Safety

Personal Safety

  • Familiarize yourself with the locations of campus emergency phones and pay phones.
  • Access and egress building via populated and illuminated routes.
  • Avoid working alone.
  • Institute buddy or check-in system.
  • Lock your doors and windows and draw your curtains or shades when not in your room or house.
  • Keep a record of your valuables.
  • Ensure laptop or desktop computers are secured using locks and cables.
  • Do not leave keys hidden outside.
Parking Lot
  • Always try to park in a well lit area.
  • Lock your doors and keep your windows rolled up.
  • Have your keys ready as you approach your car.
  • Check the interior of your car for anything suspicious.
  • Once inside your vehicle, lock the doors.
  • For more information: Safety Tips


Traffic Safety

Bicycle Safety

  • A bicycle is the smallest vehicle on the road. Riders should stay visible, ride predictably, follow traffic rules, and communicate with other road users.

Drop the Phone

  • It's the law: no hand-held devices while driving.


Travel Safety

Understanding and Mitigating Risks

  • Communication is key—know how to get help and coordinate.
  • Stay together as a group and in sight.
  • Avoid sun, heat, untreated water,
  • alcohol and drugs.



Seasonal Safety

  • Protect Yourself from the Sun
    • Catch some sun rays to feel healthy but avoid over exposure to protect against skin cancer, cataracts, and premature aging of the skin.
  • Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease
    • Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted from infected black legged deer ticks to humans. Care should be taken while outdoors.
  • Severe Weather
    • Severe storms can develop quickly and pose a threat to life and property. Some damage can be avoided, or at least reduced if you take some precautions.
  • Safe Grilling
    • Grilling brings the potential of fires and injury. Improper use can lead to property damage and personal injury.
  • Boating Safety
  • West Nile
    • Fight the bite! Minimize your risk of infection.
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • No matter how well the snow and ice are removed, surfaces can still be slippery in the winter. Many cold-weather injuries are the result of falls on ice-covered streets and sidewalks.
  • Safe Pedestrian Travel
    • Walking to and from parking lots and between buildings during the winter requires special attention to avoid slipping and falling.
  • Winter Driving Safety
  • Weather Conditions
    • Be aware of current weather occasions and plan activities and attire accordingly.