Stetson University

Residence Hall Safety

Here are some quick residence hall safety tips:

  • Public Safety can be reached at 386-822-7300 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Keep your doors locked at all times.
  • Mark your property through the Operation Identification Program.
  • Engrave easily stolen item such as TV's, stereo's and VCR's. Keep lists of those items including brand names, model numbers, and serial numbers.
  • Do not "hide" keys over doors, under mats, or in other places. Burglars knowallof the hiding places.
  • Report any suspicious incidents, or persons, to the Public Safety Department immediately.
  • Know where your "Code Blue" emergency phones are in your area!
  • Report lost or stolen keys or access cards immediately.
  • Report broken windows, doors, or lights to Maintenance or Public Safety after hours.
  • Do not store expensive jewelry or large amount of cash in a room. Store checkbooks and passports in a secure place.
  • Do not leave coats, books, or other valuable items in common areas where they may be easily stolen. Lock them in your room.
  • List only your initials on your mail box.
  • If possible, use your peephole before answering your door.
  • When away for an extended time, inform your RA and have a trusted neighbor watch your room.
  • Keep drapes drawn when undressing or retiring for the night.
  • Under no circumstances should you prop open any exterior door. Although it may seem harmless and convenient; you are endangering yourself and everyone else. Exterior doors are locked for your safety. Never admit uninvited non-residents into the building. If a suspicious person occupant enters, call Public Safety Department immediately with a detailed description.
  • Interior fire doors should never be propped open.
  • When traveling within Stetson University after hours, and you feel uncomfortable, call Public Safety for an escort.
  • Report all thefts, attempted thefts or suspicious behavior immediately.
  • Never store or leave valuables in plain view in your car.
  • Familiarize yourself with evacuation and emergency plans for your building ASAP after your arrival.
  • When approaching entrances have your key or access card in your hand and ready to use not standing outside fumbling through your pockets or purse.
  • Never leave notes on your door saying you are out.
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