Personal and Public Safety
- Familiarize yourself with the locations of campus emergency phones and pay phones.
- Access and egress building via populated and illuminated routes.
- Avoid working alone.
- Institute buddy or check-in system.
- Lock your doors and windows and draw your curtains or shades when not in your room or house.
- Keep a record of your valuables.
- Ensure laptop or desktop computers are secured using locks and cables.
- Do not leave keys hidden outside.
- Always try to park in a well lit area.
- Lock your doors and keep your windows rolled up.
- Have your keys ready as you approach your car.
- Check the interior of your car for anything suspicious.
- Once inside your vehicle, lock the doors.
- For more information: Safety Tips
- A bicycle is the smallest vehicle on the road. Riders should stay visible, ride predictably, follow traffic rules, and communicate with other road users.
- It's the law: no hand-held devices while driving.
- Communication is key—know how to get help and coordinate.
- Stay together as a group and in sight.
- Avoid sun, heat, untreated water,
- alcohol and drugs.
- Protect Yourself from the Sun
- Catch some sun rays to feel healthy but avoid over exposure to protect against skin cancer, cataracts, and premature aging of the skin.
- Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease
- Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted from infected black legged deer ticks to humans. Care should be taken while outdoors.
- Severe Weather
- Severe storms can develop quickly and pose a threat to life and property. Some damage can be avoided, or at least reduced if you take some precautions.
- Safe Grilling
- Grilling brings the potential of fires and injury. Improper use can lead to property damage and personal injury.
- Boating Safety
- West Nile
- Fight the bite! Minimize your risk of infection.
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- No matter how well the snow and ice are removed, surfaces can still be slippery in the winter. Many cold-weather injuries are the result of falls on ice-covered streets and sidewalks.
- Safe Pedestrian Travel
- Walking to and from parking lots and between buildings during the winter requires special attention to avoid slipping and falling.
- Winter Driving Safety
- Weather Conditions
- Be aware of current weather occasions and plan activities and attire accordingly.