1. When leaving any college building, try to walk to your destination with someone you know and trust. Remember, you can use one of our security personnel to escort you.
  2. If you think you are being followed change direction abruptly. If you still feel uncomfortable seek an area where there are other people or find an Emergency Phone and alert security.
  3. If you must walk alone, walk with confidence, head up, always alert and shoulders back. Make eye contact with anyone you may be suspicious of; anyone with honest intentions will not be offended by your cautious actions. Let others know that you are aware of their presence.
  4. Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you feel uneasy, get out of or away from the situation.
  5. Travel only in well-lit areas. Do not take shortcuts through vacant, wooded or dark areas. These are areas that may leave you more vulnerable.
  6. Tell a roommate, friend or family member where and when you are going, as well as when you expect to return.
  7. If you feel threatened, create a scene to attract attention. Do not be afraid of embarrassment. It should be your last concern when you are in a dangerous situation.
  8. Carry your car or house keys in your hand, have them ready, do not fumble in your purse/pocket.
  9. Park in a well-lit area as close to your destination point as possible.
  10. Always be alert, because violence can and does happen!