Personal and Property Safety

​Personal Safety

  • Use common sense. Try not to walk alone or appear distracted by wearing headphones or talking on your cell phone.
  • At night, always walk with a friend and use lighted pathways to navigate throughout the College.
  • Use the campus transportation services and security escorts.
  • If you see something, say something. Contact Campus Safety at x2222.
  • Report any questionable activity or crime right away.
  • Do not carry or display large amounts of money or jewelry.
  • If approached by someone demanding money, do not resist.  Turn over the money then call the Police immediately.
  • Obey the law: Avoid illegal drugs and alcohol.
  • Identify visitors through a window or peephole before opening the door.
  • Request service people to show proper credentials before you let them into your apartment.
  • Never hesitate to contact the Police if you have been a victim of a crime.
  • Please use the campus transportation services and security escorts at night by calling

Property Safety

  • Get a good U-lock for your bike.
  • Get a cable lock for your laptop.
  • No lock works UNLESS you lock it.
  • Lock public doors or gates to your apartment building, dormitory, or office.
  • Never leave a public door propped open. Always lock your door whenever you leave your room.
  • Always lock windows that are accessible from the outside.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in common rooms or coat rooms.
  • When leaving your room for vacation or recess, store valuables in a security storage area or take them with you.
  • Don’t leave items within view in your car. Always lock car doors and purchase an anti-theft device.
  • Record serial #s, model, & brand of valuables. Stolen property can’t be lawfully reclaimed unless it can be identified.
  • Keep house and car keys on separate key chains. When leaving your car for service or at a lot, leave only the car keys.
  • Never attach your address to your keychain. Yale urges you never to attach your ID tag to your keychain.
  • Do not lend your keys or ID tag to service people.
  • If a stranger asks to use your telephone, do not let them. Offer to call for assistance for them.