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.