Crime Prevention Tips

Although we enjoy a safe campus, no area is totally immune from crime; precautions should always be taken to protect yourself and your property.

  • Do not walk alone, especially after dark. If you can’t walk with a friend, call 859-341-7223 (SAFE), for an escort.
  • Make low-risk alcohol choices. Alcohol and other drugs adversely affect judgment and behavior and their use is frequently related to a majority of campus crimes from vandalism to sexual assaults.
  • Always close and LOCK your Residence Hall room, when you are sleeping or leaving the room, even if only for a few minutes. Do not prop residence hall doors or open a locked door for someone you do not know.
  • LOCK your vehicle every time you park it and secure all valuables out of sight.
  • Protect your identity – safeguard your credit card numbers, PIN’s, social security number, address, date of birth, etc. Give this information only to persons whom you know to be authorized.
  • The office of Campus Safety provide presentations to small groups on a variety of safety topics, registers bicycles and engraves personal property.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and of anything that appears unusual. Report suspicious conditions immediately to Campus Safety, 859-341-7223 (SAFE).