Safety Tips

  • Program the Campus Security phone number into your cell phone: 212.229.7001
  • Familiarize yourself with this website.
  • Take note of your building’s floor plan and exit routes.
  • Participate in fire drills and safety training programs.
  • Keep a flashlight and battery-operated radio nearby.
  • Locate the nearest fire extinguisher and fire alarm.
  • Make copies of your credit cards and driver's license and keep them in a safe place in case of loss.
  • Use the buddy system when traveling by foot after dark.
  • Always lock exterior doors and ground-floor windows. Propping open a door is an invitation to intruders with ill intent.
  • Plan trips to ATMs during daylight hours.
  • Avoid isolated environments.
  • If you are going to drink, drink responsibly. Do not leave any place with a stranger.
  • Trust your instincts. If you do not feel comfortable in a place or situation, leave.
  • Keep your purse, backpack, laptop, and other belongings in sight while with you, locked up when not.
  • Engrave your valuables: personal computer, electronics, bicycles, etc.
  • Always lock your door when your room is unoccupied or when you are sleeping.
  • Report lost or stolen ID or credit cards immediately.
  • Make sure bikes are locked to an immovable object with a good lock.
  • Avoid designer apparel and flashy jewelry, which can make you a target.
 
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