Students can help ensure personal safety by observing the following guidelines:
Shutting and locking doors when leaving rooms and never leaving property unattended.
Marking property so it can be identified if it is stolen and later recovered.
Following all rules of the road when driving a car, walking, riding a bicycle, or using other forms of personal transportation, such as rollerblades, skateboards, or scooters.
Making wise decisions regarding alcohol use and other risky behaviors.
Attending an educational course and learning what can be done to avoid your vulnerability to crimes like sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Reporting any criminal behavior to the campus police so that persons responsible can be identified and, if necessary, removed from campus.
Calling 815-753-TIPS (8477) to provide information that may help the police solve crimes; callers will remain anonymous. Tips that result in an arrest or university judicial action are eligible for a cash reward of up to $250.
Learning the location of campus call boxes. When walking at night, students should walk in well-lit are as with companions or take advantage of the Late Night Ride Service or Huskie Student Patrol escorts.