College years are bound to be some of the best years of your life. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself safe, happy and having the most fun possible.
While on campus, when you are walking after dark, use “The Buddy System” and stay in well-lit areas. Be sure to report suspicious activity to campus police and know where emergency phones are on campus. Also, don’t listen to music full blast or text while walking or jogging. Make sure you can still hear and see what is going on around you.
In the residence halls, always close your blinds or curtains after dark, and never dress in front of the window. Be sure to keep serial numbers of computers, televisions, printers, stereos and other valuable possessions. Never go to sleep without locking your door and program your phones speed dial to include the campus police. Leaving any important documents such as bank statements, credit card bills, or other personal information out or unattended is a hazard, and should be avoided.
At parties, never take drinks from other people and don’t leave your drink unattended, and if you are going to drink, always pick a designated driver when going to a party. Be sure to follow the one beer, one glass of water rule. If you’re embarrassed about drinking water, fill your beer bottle with water – no one will know the difference.
As always, let’s look out for each other.
Filed under: News