Student Life

Safety Tips

Students can help ensure personal safety by observing the following guidelines:

  • Shutting and locking doors when leaving rooms and never leaving property unattended.
  • Marking property so it can be identified if it is stolen and later recovered.
  • Following all rules of the road when driving a car, walking, riding a bicycle, or using other forms of personal transportation, such as rollerblades, skateboards, or scooters.
  • Making wise decisions regarding alcohol use and other risky behaviors.
  • Attending an educational course and learning what can be done to avoid your vulnerability to crimes like sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
  • Reporting any criminal behavior to the campus police so that persons responsible can be identified and, if necessary, removed from campus.
  • Calling 815-753-TIPS (8477) to provide information that may help the police solve crimes; callers will remain anonymous. Tips that result in an arrest or university judicial action are eligible for a cash reward of up to $250.
  • Learning the location of campus call boxes. When walking at night, students should walk in well-lit are as with companions or take advantage of the Huskie Safe Line Service or Huskie Student Patrol escorts.