Eastern Michigan University
- 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.
- Use 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 safey.
- 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 Dept. 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’. Preplan 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.
Low Risk Drinking Tips
- Abstain from drinking if you are under 21 years of age and always consider your limits before you begin drinking. Eat a full meal before beginning to drink and sip drinks slowly, rather than tossing them back or binging.
- Drink no more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day (men). Drink no more than 1 alcoholic beverage a day (women). Space drinks over a span of time to slow the rate of intoxication. Drink non-alcoholic drinks between alcoholic drinks.
- Drink diluted drinks such as: beer, wine or mixed drinks versus ‘shots’ and avoid ‘spiked’ drinks. Abstain from drinking alcohol when taking medication or other drugs.
- Do not lose sight of your drink throughout the evening and drink for taste not for the sole purpose of getting drunk.
- Be familiar with the laws regarding possession of alcoholic beverages and drugs (drinking laws at traveled destinations may differ from U.S. State laws).
- Do not get involved in illegal drugs while visiting countries outside the U.S. (violations of certain drug laws may have severe penalties, including incarceration or death penalties).
- DO NOT DRIVE AFTER DRINKING. Choose a designated driver or public transportation.
- Drinking to intoxication makes it easier for a person to become either the victim or the perpetrator of a sexual assault or other crimes. Do not accept open drinks from strangers.
- Binge drinking behaviors can result in: Drunk Driving, Public Intoxication and Destruction of Property. Avoid binge drinking.
- Students with higher alcohol consumption are more likely to become victims of sexual assaults.
- Acquaintance Rape and Robbery top the list of crimes committed against college students
- Be familiar with your itinerary before traveling. Leave a copy of your itinerary information at home for family in the event of an emergency. Make a copy of all personal information including Picture ID, Credit Cards and Passports (take copies with you) and avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
- Always make sure to lock your hotel door. Do not leave valuables in your room and look through the peep-hole before opening door. Familiarize self with emergency exits and stairwells and do not overcrowd elevators.