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Residence Hall Safety

The campus and University facilities are private property. It is the University’s expectation that visitors abide by University rules. Policies for persons visiting residence halls are outlined in the Resident Life Handbook.

Safety and security within residence halls is the joint responsibility of the Offices of Residence Life, Public Safety and the residents.

Ensuring that residence halls are free from uninvited visitors requires that residents themselves take an active role in making sure strangers are reported to hall staff and/or Security. Residents should protect themselves by always locking their doors whether they are in or away from their rooms – even when leaving for a moment. Residents should not prop open locked doors. Do not sign is guests for a friend that you don’t know. Remember that residents are held accountable for the actions of their guests.

Residence Hall Crime Prevention Tips

  • Lock the door to your room when you are sleeping or are out.
  • Take care of your keys and storm card! Don’t give anyone the chance to duplicate them. Don’t leave a key or your storm card around so that it could be used.
  • Don’t leave valuables, like your wallet, checkbook, or jewelry, in open view.
  • Look out for your fellow students. Report any and all suspicious activity and crime to Security immediately
  • Report the theft of any property to public safety immediately.