- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Dial 911 for emergencies on campus land lines.
- Dial 734.487.1222 for emergencies from a cellular telephone.
- Do not give money or other items requested to solicitors.
SEEUS for escorts to and from any location on EMU campus during the evening hours.
- Use the buddy-buddy system. Do not walk alone after normal business hours.
- Check Eaglemail announcements for campus alerts.
- Be familiar with the locations of campus telephones: emergency telephones located within campus facilities and outdoor emergency telephone campus locations.
- Be suspicious of unsolicited visitors.
- Report all strange or questionable activities and/or encounters with individuals to the Police Department.
- Trust your instincts with encounters with strangers for your personal safety.
- Remain as calm as possible when reporting or describing an incident to the police or a police dispatcher.
- Take time to learn options for your personal safety.
- Place a courtesy call (advising of your location) to the EMU Police Department dispatch when entering EMU facilities after normal business hours (487.1222).
EMU Campus Police Safety Tips For Winter/Spring Break
- Make sure family and friends know your departure and arrival times, where you are staying, and the telephone numbers and address of where to reach you. Set regular check-in times, follow-through with them and use the Internet, text messaging or twitter as a source of communicating with people at home.
- Keep track of your personal possessions, identification and baggage at all times.
- Do not assume meeting new people have your best interest at heart. Use good judgment with your decisions when meeting strangers. Trust your instincts.
- Set up a buddy system. Plan with your friends to look after one another when drinking or becoming intoxicated. Do not walk alone, do not go to the restroom by yourself and always stay with your group.
- Should a member of your group become intoxicated, never leave them alone, seek medical assistance immediately.
- Exercise the option to plan ahead on how much you will drink, set a limit for yourself and a plan to follow-through with. Talk to a friend about when they can help intervene and help you return to your hotel.
- Know the drinking laws at your travel destination. You can ask your travel agent for this information.
- Be aware that excessive drinking can lead to more instances of violence and sexual assaults.
- Always look and act with self confidence (walk, sit & talk). Be aware of your surroundings and do not allow yourself to be taken to isolated areas.
- Do not bring strangers back to your hotel room.
- Do not give out too much personal information.
- Exercise good judgment and use common sense.