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Campus Safety Tips:
  • Walk in groups or pairs when you are out at night. Consider carrying a flashlight, a whistle, pepper spray or a cellphone when you go out.

  • Program the University Police dispatch number, (916) 278-6851, into your cellphone.

  • Learn the location of the nearest emergency “blue” phones on your walking routes through the campus.

  • Utilize the Hornet Night Shuttle, (916) 278-7260, or contact the University Police for an escort when on campus at night.

  • Report any occurrence of inappropriate behavior, suspicious activity or criminal acts to the University Police immediately. Delays in reporting only slow the investigation and will lessen the chance of an arrest.

  • Don’t consume intoxicants to excess. An intoxicated person is much more vulnerable to criminals than a sober person.

  • Never place yourself in a situation in which you feel uncomfortable or would have difficulty removing yourself.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and always know where you are.

  • Watch for suspicious people or vehicles, and go to a place of safety if approached by a suspicious person or vehicle.

  • When driving at night, stay on main streets. Don’t wander into neighborhoods you don’t know; keep your car doors locked; and let friends or relatives know you are on the road.

  • Never be afraid to make noise if you are attacked – yell, scream and try to attract attention. The last thing an attacker wants is to have someone notice him or her.

  • Never give out personal information to someone you don’t know.