It is not only the responsibility of your Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management to keep the campus safe, but the students themselves must uphold their part. The following are just a few things students can do to assist in keeping our campus safe.
*Program the phone number of Public Safety into your phone: 205-726-2020.
*Be aware of the location of emergency phones on campus.
*Keep a list of your personal property to include the make/model/serial numbers and a full description of the items.
Individual Safety on Campus:
*Never walk alone after dark.
*Walk in well lit areas and avoid areas where someone could hide.
*Let someone know where you are going, what route you are going to take and when you expect to return.
*Be aware of everyone in your immediate area and once again, stay in well lit areas as much as possible.
*Never prop exterior or suite doors open.
*Keep windows and doors locked.
*Close blinds or curtains after dark.
*Report any harassing, obscene, or anonymous phone calls.
*Report suspicious looking/acting individuals to Public Safety immediately.
*Park in well lit areas.
*All valuables need to be out of sight or locked in the trunk.
*Check the area for suspicious individuals or activity before leaving your vehicle.
*Make sure you lock all doors when leaving your vehicle.
*Keep doors locked when driving.
*Never hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers.
*When approaching your vehicle, be prepared to enter quickly. Have your keys in your hand ready to unlock the vehicle.
*Check your vehicle before getting in to insure no one had broken into your vehicle and is hiding inside.
*If so equipped, you can use your alarm/panic button on your vehicle’s key fob to attract attention if assistance is required.
*Be aware that there are “date rape” drugs that could be used to incapacitate you. Do not accept beverages from anyone and do not leave your beverages unattended.
*Immediately report the incident to Public Safety and to local police.
*Seek medical attention.
*Consider the importance of preserving physical evidence.
*Consider pressing charges and cooperating with the investigation of the assault.
REMEMBER, IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE OUR CAMPUS A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO WORK, LIVE AND TO LEARN.REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY TO PUBLIC SAFETY AT 726-2020