Be Aware. Be Safe.
We strive for all residents to have a safe and healthy year. You can help! One of the most important things you can do on Grounds is be proactive about your personal safety. Here are some friendly reminders to help ensure a safe community for all those living in University housing:
- Do not hesitate to call 911 if there is an emergency.
- Lock doors and windows, even if you are sleeping, or if you are leaving for a short period of time.
- Don't loan your key to anyone.
- Don't prop open the doors to the residence hall or let in non-residents, even if they look like students.
- Ask all workers who want access to your room to show you their ID. Housing & Residence Life workers and contractors are required to have a photo ID attached to their person where you can readily see it.
- Report all doors, locks, windows or lights in need of repair to the Facilities Service Desk.
- Report lost keys or lost IDs immediately.
- Don't leave notes on hall doors indicating you aren't home.
- Don't advertise your class or work schedule.
- Keep valuable items such as wallets and jewelry locked up and out of sight.
- Do not walk alone at night. Always walk in well-lit, open areas.
- Stay sober and coherent. Persons under the influence are much more likely to be the victim of a serious crime or accident.
- Report suspicious/unknown people loitering or checking doors in residence halls by calling 911.
Resident Staff Coverage
Each residence hall or area has an RA on coverage every Friday and Saturday night to respond to resident concerns. The RA is available by phone and maintains a physical presence in the area from 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the next morning, including at least three rounds of walking around the building.
Resident staff members are prepared to respond to various incidents that may occur within our residential communities. They work closely with the Dean on Call and University Police to respond promptly and effectively as needs arise.