College Services

Safety Tips

Ninety percent of campus crimes are crimes of opportunity. You can reduce your chances of being a victim of crime by reducing the opportunity. By watching out for yourself and others, you can help contribute to a safe campus environment.

  • Do not walk alone at night. If on campus, ask for a security escort (by phoning 614.222.6165) or walk with a group.
  • Stay in well-lit, well-traveled areas; avoid dark and isolated places.
  • Always lock your car, roll up your windows, and keep valuables out of sight.
  • Know the locations of emergency call boxes (listed on the campus map), emergency phones in CCAD buildings, and public phones.
  • Do not jog or bike at night or in unfamiliar areas.
  • If someone tries to rob you, give up your valuables without resistance.
  • Do not put your name, address, phone number, license number, or other identifiers on your key chain. This can lead a criminal to you and your property if you lose your keys.
  • Do not lend your key or leave your door unlocked at any time.
  • Never prop open building doors. This is an open invitation to intruders.
  • Be sure that you know the legitimacy of anyone you let into your home, apartment, or residence hall. Do not be afraid to ask for identification or call for help.
  • Engrave your valuables and keep an inventory.
  • Do not leave your purse/carryall, books, coat, cell phone, or other valuables unattended.

Safety & Security Contact: 614.222.6165