Walking Around Campus
Take the time to walk your entire campus, not just the areas you often go.
Consider the following tips about walking around campus:
- Learn your campus layout by walking through the whole campus during the day
- Walk your campus during the night with a group, your Campus can look very different at night
- Know the paths and walkways which are well lit at night, and use them at night.
- Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night
- Use the campus security escort service or shuttle bus service at night.
- Don't take short cuts through isolated areas.
- Plan the safest way to your destination before you leave.
- Share you timetable with a trusted friend or parent.
- Give your phone number to trusted friends.
- know where the emergency help points are on campus, and learn how to use them.
- Tell a room mate or friend where you are going, and when you expect to get back.
- If you are being followed, change direction and go to the nearest popluated area (a business, a house) and knock on the door.
- Walk near the curb away from fences, bushes or other areas of concealment.
- Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
- Don't carry your valuables openly, where people can see them.
- Don't overload yourself with bags, books or packages.
- Walk with confidence, keep your head up and look around.
- If a motorist stops and asks for directions, keep a safe distance from the car.