Safety Tips: Feb. 9, 2017

Compiled By:
Janice Tieperman
News Editor

– Report any unusual or suspicious activity you witness. If you witness a crime, be prepared to provide a full description.

– Do not allow people to follow you into secure locations. Request that a “tailgater” use his or her key or swipe card to gain entry.

– Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave right away and go immediately to an area with lights and people; get help if necessary.

– Avoid using distracting technology such as smart phones, MP3 players or anything else that will decrease the awareness of your surroundings.

– Use the safety escort service instead of walking alone on campus (570-422-3064). SafeRides is not intended to be a service of convenience, but rather a safe means of transportation when other travel options do not offer a secure environment.

– Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you – especially if you are alone or it is dark.

– Avoid levels of intoxication that will leave you vulnerable and unaware.

– Have your keys ready in your hand so you can open the door to your home or car immediately.

– Always let someone know where you are going.

– Plan the safest route: use well-lighted, well-travelled routes. The shortest route isn’t always the safest.

– Lock the door to your room, even if you are in the room.