Tips For Safety While On Campus

Learn and follow all College security policies. These policies were created out of a concern for your welfare and consideration for the rights of others.

When walking or jogging:

  • Go with someone.
  • Stay away from isolated areas.
  • Try to stay near streetlights.
  • Hold your purse or briefcase tightly, close to your body
  • A front pocket is safer for a wallet than a back one.
  • Dress sensibly. Tight pants, clogs, or heels make movement difficult.
If you're being followed:

  • Cross the street or change directions.
  • Keep looking back so the person knows you can't be surprised.
  • Go to a well-lighted area. Enter a building hall, classroom, or library; anywhere there are people.
  • Notice and remember as much as possible about the person so you can give a good description later.
If you're held up:

  • Don't resist. No amount of money is worth taking chances with your life.
  • Notify the campus police or local police immediately. Try to give a description that includes approximate age, height, weight, and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, and tattoos - anything that is noticeable.
Where you live:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked day and night.
  • Don't let strangers in.
  • Don't leave a door unlocked for someone planning to come back later.
Protect personal and College property:

  • Lock your door every time you leave.
  • Engrave expensive equipment and valuables with an I.D.number. Engraving tools are available for your use at theCampus Police Department.
  • Don't store your purse in an unlocked desk drawer.
  • Don't leave your belongings unattended in libraries, hallways, locker rooms, or classrooms.
If you are working late: - Keep your office door locked.

  • Keep your office door locked.
  • Lock all doors behind you when entering or exiting at night.
In a car:

  • Keep doors locked while driving.
  • Don't pick up hitchhikers.
  • Check the back seat before getting into a car.
Protect your car:

  • Always lock your car and take the keys.
  • Lock valuables in the trunk.Park in well lighted areas.
  • Don't hitchhike.
Report suspicious activity and vandalism immediately.

A Great Place To Start. Invest in Columbia State.

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia TN 38401 | 931-540-2722
Content © 1996-2013 Columbia State - All Rights Reserved. Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.