College Campus Safety Tips
College is the time in which you finally leave the safety of home and venture out into the world to become your own person. Make sure that college is safe too.
Campus safety isn’t just the university security’s responsibility, it’s everyone’s responsibility. You can protect yourself and your fellow colleagues by taking a few simple steps to decrease your chances of exposure to risk. Being aware of your surroundings, assertive body language, keeping the doors and windows locked, and using the trusted buddy system from grade school will help you feel safer and could deter an attacker. Here are some college campus safety tips you should use to help you keep safe.
Residence Halls and at Home
- Always lock your door, even if you are just going down the hall or intend on returning in a jiffy.
- Don’t allow strangers to enter the premise.
- On campus, call public safety to report and suspicious activity. Off campus, use 911 to report the same.
- Try and keep as little money in your room as possible, and rely on your bank account.
- If possible, use the ATM during the day. If you have to go during the night, take a buddy with you and use indoor ATMs or otherwise well-lit machines.
- Avoid studying or working alone in a building during the night. Have a friend available to walk with you back to your hall.
- Avoid the stairs and other remote sections of buildings.
- Always use the buddy system when you have to traverse campus at night, especially after a party and you are a bit inebriated.
- Use campus security to help you get back home, they’re there to make sure you’re safe.
College is fun, and the only way to continue having fun is to do your best to keep safe at all times. Contact Cornwall Security Services for all of your security needs in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and surrounding Ventura County areas.