Residence Hall Safety

You can take several important steps to help protect yourself and your personal property:

  • Do not allow people to "tailgate" behind you into the residence areas.  Every person that is authorized to be in the buildings should have a swipe card that would allow access into the building.  Phones are located in the entrances of all residences on campus so that individuals may call the party that they are trying to visit, or call Security for assistance.
  • Lock your door anytime you leave your room, even if it is only for a short while. Also, be sure to lock your door when you will be showering or sleeping.
  • Do not leave your purse, credit cards, cellular phone, or other valuables out in the open.
  • Never prop open the exterior doors. If you see a door propped open, close it. 
  • Never loan your swipe card or room keys to anyone. If you misplace your swipe card or key, report the loss immediately to Residential Life.
  • Never leave your book bag, purse, cellular phone, or other valuables out of your line of sight in common study areas.
  • Record the serial numbers of valuable objects you have in your room. Give the information to your family and ask them to store the information in a safe place. 
  • If you see a suspicious person around campus or the residence areas, call Security immediately at 320-363-5000.