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Being Safe At A College Campus - Articles Surfing

College and Universities around the United States are full of students such as you, that are there to learn and have fun. However, crimes happen and college life can present different types of safety concerns to your possessions and most importantly you.

One of the most common crimes committed on or near college campuses is rape and/or sexual assault. Roughly 90% of rapes occur between people who already knew each other, and that roughly half of those rapes happen while on a date. While sexual assault is not the victim's fault, there are a few things you can do to help protect yourself from this unfortunate circumstance. Taking extra time to meet your companion is advisable, as well as staying with people or in a group until you are certain you know the person well enough. Try to avoid risky areas around campus such as empty parking lots, unlit streets, and parks at night. Trust your instincts and remove yourself the minute you don't feel safe.

Remaining safe while at college also means drinking moderately or not at all. A large portion of victims, whether its sexual assault or being robbed occurs, happen to be intoxicated during the time of the crime. Along with watching how much you drink, goes the simple advice to watch your drink. Whether you are drinking soda or a mixed drink, drugs can easily be slipped in without you noticing while looking the other direction or getting up to use the restroom.

Letting close friends know your schedule and plans for the night will also help. If you told them you will be back before a certain time, you should be and if there is a hold up call them. Taking money for an unexpected cost is also a must, but don't take too much, just enough for a cab ride or some emergency gas money.

While walking the campus at night you should walk in lighted areas, avoid walking alone, and keep your hands free. Don't walk somewhere unless you are positive of its location, and don't walk on the phone as you won't be able to hear cars, footsteps, or other important sounds.

If you are living in the dorms, lock your doors at all times. Even if you are just down the hall, or using the restroom, locking your door is a vital Room doors and windows should be equipped with robust locks and deadbolts. Remember, you will trust these locks over school breaks, sometimes weeks at a time to protect your privacy and possessions. Always use your peephole, and never loan out your key or tell strangers where you live.

Preparation and awareness are the keys to safety in almost all situations. While you cannot prevent all crimes and problem situations, you can remove yourself from dangerous situations and do your best to avoid them at all cost. Remember that every college is different and be sure to do your research before attending school. This way you'll become more familiar with the area. Remember, be prepared is the main key!

Submitted by:

Tom Tessin

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