Campus Safety Tips
- Be alert and don’t take your safety for granted
Your safety depends mostly upon your own attitude and actions. Use common sense and do not place yourself in a location or situation where you may become a victim of crime. Remember that we are in an urban environment where almost anything can happen.
- Report suspicious people and suspicious activity to campus police at 214-887-5590
Campus Police officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Feel free to call at any time and the situation does not have to be an emergency. If anyone asks you for money or assistance, refer them to us; we have a list of local charities that we can give them.
- Avoid certain activities at night
Try to avoid walking and jogging off campus, using ATMs and fueling your vehicles after dark.
- Keep your room door locked at all times
Locking your door with your key, wherever you reside, is an effective way to reduce theft and enhance personal safety. Do not prop open exterior doors and close any doors you find propped open.
- Do not lend your key or key card to anyone
Report a lost or stolen key to Campus Police and to the resident director immediately.
- Report all security-related maintenance problems
Defective locks, doors, windows, lights and other unsafe conditions should be reported immediately to Campus Police.
- Identify your valuables
Record your serial numbers and be sure to keep the numbers in a safe place. Don’t leave your laptops or other valuables unattended anywhere on campus because they could be stolen.
- Park your cars in well-lit areas and keep them locked
Roll up your windows and lock all valuables in your trunk. Don’t leave any items inside the vehicle in plain sight, even if they don’t seem valuable to you.
- Register your bicycles with campus police
We will issue a registration sticker to affix to your bicycle to deter theft and aid in recovery if it is stolen. We strongly recommend a U-style lock.
- Be aware of campus crime trends
Information on campus crime is available from the Campus Police. Bulletins are issued when the circumstances warrant informing the campus of important crime related information.