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Crime Prevention

Be Alert!

Your safety depends mostly upon your own attitude and actions. Use common sense and do not place yourself in a location or situation to become a victim of crime.

  1. Avoid walking alone at night.
    Make arrangements to walk in groups and in well lit areas, and, whenever possible, use the campus Shuttle Service, which operates 7 days a week from 6 pm to 3 am. Call 336.758.7433 (RIDE) to arrange a ride. Information is available on the University Shuttle at facilities.wfu.edu
  2. Consider not using headphones
    While you may enjoy listening to music while running or walking, headphones limit your ability to hear what is going on in your surroundings.
  3. Keep your room door locked at all times.
  4. Locking your door, wherever you reside, is an effective way to reduce theft and enhance personal safety. The vast majority of theft occurs from unlocked rooms when the occupant is gone only briefly. Do not prop open exterior doors and close any doors that you find open. Propped doors are a high risk to everyone s personal safety.
  5. Keep your door locked
    Most thefts happen in unlocked rooms when the occupant is gone for a short time, including residence hall hallways, suites and apartments. Do not prop open exterior doors.
  6. Do not lend your key or key card to ANYONE.
    This action could result in an innocent victim. Report lost or stolen keys to the police and your RA.
  7. Be cautious about secure areas
    Do not let anyone follow you into a secured area without checking their ID. Let them use their own Deacon OneCard or key to enter.
  8. Report obscene, annoying, or harassing phone calls immediately.
    University Police will investigate, and as patterns develop, they will work closely with the telephone company to apprehend offenders. For additional information, read Handling Harassing Phone Calls.
  9. Report all security related maintenance problems.
    Locks, doors, windows, and exterior lights in need of replacement and shrubbery in need of trimming should be reported immediately to the Facilities Management Service Line at 336-758-HALL (x4255)
  10. Participate in personal safety and security awareness programs.
    University Police frequently conduct programs that promote crime resistance skills. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a personal defense course offered to women. For information on RAD or other programs, please call University Police at 336.758.5591
  11. Be aware of campus crime trends.
    A Police Beat – Crime Log column can be read in The Old Gold and Black on a weekly basis
  12. If you observe any suspicious activity or wish to report any criminal act, call the University Police at 911.