• On campus, immediately call Campus Safety & Security
at (201) 360-4080 when you feel unsafe in any situation.
Please Dial 911 in an emergency situation!
• Share your class/activities schedule with parents and a network of close friends.
• Give network telephone numbers to your parents, advisors and friends.
• Walk with an air of conﬁdence and stay alert.
• Maintain situational awareness. Pay attention to the people and circumstances around you.
• Keep your hands free, not overloaded.
• Avoid walking alone at night or taking “shortcuts.”
• Carry a cellular phone with you at all times and program important emergency numbers into it.
• Do not openly display money or valuables while walking in public.
• If you lock your keys in your vehicle or it does not start, contact Campus Safety & Security and wait inside a building until help arrives.
• Do not leave personal property unattended or unprotected in libraries, labs, classrooms or other common spaces. Always secure your belongings.
• Avoid working or studying alone in a building at night. Take advantage of the available campus escort and transportation services.
• Be proactive. Report any suspicious activities or persons to the Campus Safety & Security Department or the local police authorities.
• Oﬀ campus, immediately call the local police department (911) when you feel unsafe in any situation.
SAFETY & SECURITY OFFICE
Campus Safety Tips
WHILE IN YOUR CAR
• Keep your car windows up and doors locked.
• Park in well-lit areas and travel on populated, well-lit streets.
• When walking to your car, make sure your keys are in hand and ready.
• Upon entering your car, check that no one is inside and lock the doors immediately upon entrance.
• Never pick up hitchhikers.
• Use automatic teller machines (ATMs) that are busy, easily seen by the public and that are located
in well lit areas.
• Avoid using an ATM alone or at night. Do not stand at an ATM and count your money.
Safety is a team eﬀort!
WHILE OUT ON A DATE/MEETING NEW PEOPLE
• Stay sober. Those under the inﬂuence are more likely to be victimized.
• Take your time in getting to know your companion or “date.” Do not spend time alone with
someone who makes you feel uneasy or uncomfortable. Follow your instincts
and remove yourself from situations that you do not feel good about.
• Stay with a group of people. Avoid risky areas, such as deserted areas.
• Be alert for possible use of “date rape drugs” such as Rohypnol, which is illegal in the United States.
Someone can slip it into a drink. It causes drowsiness, loss of coordination, dizziness and memory
loss. Never accept drinks from other people and do not leave your drink unattended.
• Tell someone you trust your date’s name, destination and planned time of return.
• Take money for a phone call and taxi fare with you so that you do not leave yourself stranded.