Never walk alone after dark! If you must, use the USF Safe Walk
program by calling 321-6400 (24 hours a day/7 days a week), and a Campus
Security Officer will accompany you to your destination on campus.
RESIDENCE HALL LIVING
your door whenever you leave (even for a short amount of time). Always
lock your door when resting or sleeping.
not leave your wallet, purse, credit cards, cash, checkbook or other
valuables in the open.
- NEVER PROP OPEN EXTERIOR DOORS.
If you see a door propped, close it.
allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building!
Every person who is authorized to be in your building should have card
access or a key. Politely tell them that you cannot allow them in and that
they need to contact a RD or RA on duty. If they follow you anyway, call
Campus Security @ 321-6400 immediately.
loan your student ID card to anyone. If you misplace it, report it to Campus
leave your laptop, textbooks, cell-phone, book bag, purse or other
valuables unattended in common areas.
the serial numbers of valuable objects you have in your room and give this
information to your family (DO NOT
USE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY #).
you see a suspicious person or someone you don’t believe should be in or
around the building call Campus Security @ 321-6400 or 911
you are awakened by an intruder inside your room, do not attempt to
apprehend the suspect; but a get description and call 911 immediately.
SAFETY WHILE WALKING OR RUNNING
or walk with a friend. It is less likely that something would happen if
there were two of you.
someone where you are going and when you can be expected to return.
a whistle to use in case of an Emergency.
you exercise outdoors?
your route and schedule
not to overload yourself with packages or other items. Keep your hands as
free as possible.
you carry a purse, carry it close to your body, preferably in front.
you are confronted by a thief, DO
NOT RESIST! Give the thief what he/she wants and try to notice as
much detail regarding the individual. Call 911 immediately.
your access card or keys ready when returning to your Residence Hall or
walk or jog in a familiar area and use a well-lit path. Avoid dark or
you suspect you are being followed
in a different direction
to the other side of the street
or whistle for help
to a lighted area
to a group of people
to an Emergency Telephone
PARKING and VEHICLE SAFETY
in parking lots always present a target for thieves. In fact, over one million
vehicles are stolen in the U.S. each year.
lock your vehicle. (Nearly 20% of
all vehicles stolen had the keys in them.)
cold mornings, never leave your vehicle unattended while running to warm
carry your keys when approaching your vehicle?
you may enter quickly.
it or not keys can be used as a self-defense weapon.
to do if you see someone loitering near your car.
- DO NOT STOP
to an area where there are other people.
you use a keyless entry remote, do not unlock your doors until you can
see your vehicle.
not to walk close to other parked vehicles and stay in the center of the
your route and try not to travel alone.
and park on well-lite streets and don’t drive in unfamiliar areas.
your doors locked and windows closed.
inside your car before entering; check the vehicle for a possible
break-in. Assailants sometimes hide in the back seat of a vehicle.
not to keep in plain sight.
to do if involved in a minor traffic accident.
call 911 and wait for the officer to arrive before getting out, talking
to the other driver and looking at the damage.
call Campus Security @ 321-6400 inform them of the situation and that you
have already contacted the Police.
returning to your dorm at night, call ahead and ask someone to watch for
you while you are walking from your car to the door. Or call for a Safe
Walk @ 321-6400
CLASSROOM and OFFICE SAFETY
sure to close and lock doors and windows if you are the last to leave.
you should be working or studying late always make sure that the office or
classroom door is locked. Remember, NEVER
PROP OPEN ANY DOOR.
off all lights.
any type of suspicious activity to Campus Security 321-6400/331-6591
not leave items in the open that contain your personnel information
(driver’s license, credit card, student ID, checks).
not leave your valuables such as wallet, purse or jewelry lying on your
case of theft keep a list of 800 numbers for reporting stolen credit
Campus Security if you are aware of any situation that may result in
violence or any type of harassment.
Harassing phone calls:
up as soon as you realize the nature of the call.
attention to any details that can ID the caller.
a log of calls received.
*69 or caller ID to see if you can determine the caller’s phone number.
a situation does occur and the police are notified, get as much detailed
information as possible.
- If you are leaving late try not to walk alone. Walk with a classmate or co-worker; you may also call for a Safe Walk @ 321-6400.