Safety Tips

Have a Safe Party

  • Only invite the number of guests that your house (or apartment) can comfortably hold.
  • Do not open your party to people passing by. This is how irresponsible party-goers can ruin your event.
  • Keep the noise level down. Tell your neighbors and give them a telephone number where they can reach you before calling the police about the noise.
  • Consume alcohol responsibly—and legally. It is against the law for anyone under age 21 to consume alcohol. Even if you are of legal age, you can receive a citation for drinking in public.
  • Have plenty of food and nonalcoholic beverages available.
  • Don’t let your intoxicated guests drive home. Have someone who did not drink alcohol do the driving, or call a cab.
  • Clean up after your party—especially if there is trash in your yard.

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Other Safety Tips

Don’t be an easy target for would-be robbers! Play it safe, don’t be sorry!

  • When you come and go from your property, and even when you are home, keep your doors and windows locked.
  • During the day, lower your shades or close the drapes on ground floor windows to prevent anyone from looking into your house or apartment.
  • Always report to the police any suspicious behavior or people in your neighborhood.
  • As the holidays approach and you make travel plans to head home or away from campus, visit your year-round neighbors and ask if they could keep an eye on your property for you.
  • Try to leave some lights on so the house looks lived in, since a lot of thefts tend to take place when students are away during break periods.
  • It is always a good idea to take your valuables with you if you plan on being away for the entire break periods.
  • Know who is on the other side of the door before you open it. Lock your windows.
  • Close blinds or curtains on your windows to discourage window peepers and thieves.
  • Trim shrubs and trees to discourage intruders.
  • Make sure your outdoor lights work.
  • Lock your bicycle or bring it inside.
  • Did the management or your landlord change the locks when the old tenants moved out?
  • Avoid walking alone at night, and if you do, stay in well-lit, open areas.