Student Safety Tips - A Guide
At the very foundation of our mission and vision,
Salisbury University is committed to cultivating a community
where the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff
and visitors is of prominent importance. It is our goal to
assist in the process of educating all members of our community
on the policies, procedures, and expectations that support the
development of a safe and secure environment in which to live
As parents and family members, we strongly
encourage you to engage in meaningful conversation with your
student regarding their safety while they
Salisbury University. Provided below is an overview list of
safety considerations for your student.
- Protect your personal information. Do not share pin
numbers, social security numbers or other pertinent
information for anyone to see.
- Protect yourself online, with cell phones, instant and
text messaging. Do not provide detailed personal information
on Facebook or myspace.com. Do not leave detailed information on
away messages. Do not give out personal information to
people that you have met online.
- Study the campus and neighborhood with respect to routes
between your residence and class/activities schedule. Know
where emergency phones are located.
- Share your class/activities schedule with parents and a
network of close friends, effectively creating a type of
"buddy" system. Give network telephone numbers to your
parents, advisors, and friends.
- Always travel in groups and never walk alone at night.
Avoid "shortcuts". Utilize the shuttle service, SAFERIDE and
University Police Escort system when necessary.
- Do not be alone with someone you just met.
- Always carry your ID with you. Do not lend it to anyone.
- The residence halls are locked 24/7. Always keep your
room locked, do not prop doors, and do not let anyone you do
not know into the building. Do not leave identification,
wallets, jewelry, or other valuables in open view.
- Off campus students should evaluate the safety of the
residence, neighborhood, and route to the University before
signing a lease.
- Never get in a car with someone under the influence and
do not operate a vehicle yourself after consuming alcohol
and/or other drugs.
- Do not tamper with safety and security systems (blue
lights, emergency telephones, fire alarm systems, fire
extinguishers, locked doors). False alarms create an apathy
that reduces effectiveness when there is a real emergency.
Report any incident of tampering with fire and safety
- Know where emergency exits are located and always pay
attention to fire alarms.
- Report any illegal activities and suspicious behavior to
- Be knowledgeable and abide by all University policies
and procedures. Do not engage in high risk drinking
behaviors. If you or anyone you know has over consumed
alcohol and/or any other drug, seek assistance immediately.
Do not worry about getting someone "in trouble". The safety
and well being of the person is most important.
- Check your University email and website for important
communication and emergency messages. If you use an
alternate email address, forwarding the campus email account
is quick and directions are available at the Information
Please understand that campus safety is a responsibility of
every community member. If you have any questions or concerns,
we encourage you to utilize the resources of the University
website or contact the Office of Student Affairs at (410)