Safety Around Campus
BU Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Although there are many avenues of support, you must also take proactive steps to be aid in your personal responsibility for safety.
- Carry only necessary cards and money.
- Avoid stopping to provide strangers with directions or information, especially at night.
- Refrain from sharing private/personal information (phone number, address, email, cell #, etc.) of friends or acquaintances at any time, without their permission.
- Avoid jogging alone late at night, or walking through trails or poorly lit areas.
- Doors are not to be propped open.
- Be responsible for your keys and do not share keys with others. Report lost or stolen keys immediately to Campus Security.
- Avoid leaving your room/home unlocked.
- Report any suspicious persons on campus to Campus Security immediately.
- Where possible, walk with someone to your car, especially at night.
- Develop a buddy system to go grocery shopping, to walk to and from class etc.
- Walk in well-lit areas. Avoid shortcuts – the shortest route is not always the safest route.
- Avoid studying in isolated classrooms or in areas of the campus that are infrequently patrolled, with little or no traffic, and in places difficult to access.
- Do not study in stairwells, doorways, and locker alcoves.
- Do not wear a personal listening devices or play music so loudly that you are not aware of your surroundings.