"Campus Safety is a Shared Responsibility!"
Self-protection is the result of common sense actions. It means paying attention to your environment, not taking chances, being safety conscious at all times, being alert for dangerous situations and suspicious persons, taking precautions while walking/jogging, driving, or using public transportation. Know what to do if you are being followed or if you become a victim. Learn how to protect yourself.
• Keep your door locked. Carry your personal ID & key. Don't loan them to others.
• Treat every fire alarm as "REAL."
• Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially in isolated places. Be observant. Be familiar with the nearest blue light phone when walking around campus at night. Campus Police or student "Night Walkers" can provide escorts by dialing x-2091.
• Secure checkbooks, cash, credit cards and ATM cards in a safe place. (Never carry your access code.)
• Mark textbooks with your name and keep them secured.
• Register your bicycle with Campus Police; record and keep serial number in a safe place. Invest in a good bike lock.
• Engrave all items of value, personal computers, etc. Keep a record of your valuables in a safe place.
• Review your family's homeowner's insurance policy. If you are not covered by the policy, consider acquiring a rental insurance policy. Make two lists of your valuable property. Include each item's serial and model numbers and its approximate value.
• When going on a date with a new acquaintance, let someone you trust know where you are going and when you expect to return.
• Contact your RA, REC or Front Service Desk to report any unsafe facility conditions or if you see anything suspicious.
• If you need to report facility or housekeeping problems, go to www.longwood.edu/rcl and click the "Submit a Work Order" link. Select your assigned residence hall and complete the requested information. Be specific.
For Fire, Rescue or Other Life Threatening Emergencies, Dial 911.
When communicating with 911, provide your name, description of the emergency and the exact location.
"Campus Safety is a Shared responsibility!"