Safety Tips: Feb. 23, 2017

Compiled By:
Janice Tieperman
News Editor

– 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.
– 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 smartphones, MP3 players or anything else that will decrease the awareness of your surroundings.
– Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you – especially if you are alone or it is dark.
– If you perceive you are in danger, yell or blow a loud whistle and look for an escape route.
– Have your keys ready in your hand so you can open the door to your home or car immediately.
– Utilize locks and other security systems that are in place.