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On- and Off-Campus Safety Tips

The Department of Public Safety and Security is committed to helping our members enjoy a safe and secure environment both on campus and off. Campus safety and security is everyone's responsibility.

Public Safety (973) 761-9300 | South Orange Police (973) 763-3000 


Off-Campus Safety Tips

  • There is safety in numbers, travel in groups whenever possible.
  • Always let someone know where you are going. Carry a cell phone with the emergency numbers pre-programmed.
  • Take advantage of campus provided transportation. Take the SHUFLY shuttle, the SafeRide or use public transportation.
  • Using alcohol or other drugs impairs your judgment. Be responsible.
  • If you are approached by someone who demands your property, cooperate. Your immediate safety is worth more than the value of any property that you may surrender.
  • Promptly report all crimes to the South Orange police department. The information that you provide may assist them in preventing similar crimes.

On Campus Safety Tips

  • Do not leave your property unattended. Theft is the number one crime on all college campuses.
  • Learn the locations of our emergency phones from the map.
  • Pre-program emergency numbers into your cell phone.
  • If you see or hear something suspicious, call and we will investigate.
  • Residence hall doors should be kept locked at all times. Never bolt or prop them open.
  • Have your keys in your hand ready when walking to your car.
  • When parking on campus do not leave valuables out in plain view in the passenger compartment. Lock them in the trunk or glove compartment.
  • There is safety in numbers. Travel in groups both on campus and off.
  • If you are concerned about your safety while traveling on campus, use the campus escort service which is available 24 hours a day by calling public safety at (973) 761-9300.
  • Register for Pirate Alert to guarantee that you will be informed of important emergency information.