10 Ways To Stay Safe On A College Campus
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10 Ways To Stay Safe On A College Campus

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10 Ways To Stay Safe On A College Campus
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Are you doing everything that you can to stay safe? Staying safe on a college campus is very important as you may know that things happen all the time! It's very important to know how to keep you and your friends safe! Here are a couple of tips that will definitely help:

TIP #1 : Know where your campus police office is located


Every university has a campus police station. Make the most out of it by knowing their office hours, location, and services. Most campuses should have blue light emergency phone stations and knowing where they are should be a priority!

TIP #2 : Always walk with a friend or two


Walking with a friend is more comforting than walking alone. You should never walk alone (especially at night), even if you just need to go to your car. Ask a friend to walk with you or watch you as you walk! It never hurts to ask for assistance.

TIP #3 : Never go out alone at night

Trust me, the party scene is not as fun as it looks. If you do want to go out, take at least one friend with you. Never go to a place that you've never been to alone!.Your safety is way more important than the social event!

TIP #4 : Always lock your car


It's a good idea to lock your car as soon as you get in and when you exit! Never leave anything valuable out in sight. Car jackers usually like to take what they can see from your car window!

TIP #5 : Always know where you're going


Getting lost can be very frustrating and time consuming. Knowing where you're going will get you where you need to go a lot faster. The faster you get to where you're going the safer you will be!

TIP #6 : Know how to defend yourself


Consider carrying some pepper spray or enrolling in a self defense class. It's not a bad idea to know how to defend yourself in case you come into a situation where you have to!

TIP #7 : Keep all doors locked


Every time you enter and exit your dorm/apartment it needs to be locked! It is also a good idea to keep all of your valuable items locked up at all times. Don't brag about what you have because people steal things all the time.

TIP #8 : Let someone know where you're going


If you're coming home or going out, let someone know where you plan to be and when. It's always a good idea to have someone know where you're going so they can expect you, and know if something is wrong.

TIP #9 : Be aware of your surroundings


Know what is going on around you. Being aware of your surroundings will keep you out of trouble. If you notice something that does not seem right , leave immediately and call for help! It is better to be safe than sorry.

TIP #10 : Give yourself a curfew


It's all about self discipline! Don't forget what you're going to school for (TO LEARN). It is okay to go out but don't stay out all night into the wee hours of the morning. A lot of assaults and burglaries happen at those hours.

Take these tips seriously. You should start thinking about what you may need to change in order to stay safe! College is fun but it can also be dangerous. Find out what works for you and get your friends involved in campus safety awareness!

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