General Safety Tips for College Students

  • Program your phone with the SKC Campus Security number 406-239-6267
  • Call Campus Security at 406-239-6267 if you feel uncomfortable walking alone.
  • Let a friend or roommate know when you plan to leave and when you should arrive.
  • Don’t post notes on your door memo board with your schedule- leave these messages for your roommate in your room.
  • Don’t be drunk, especially in a situation where you may be vulnerable.
  • Don’t be alone with someone you just met.
  • Never leave a drink unattended or accept a drink from a stranger.
  • Always lock your door and don’t prop open residence hall doors.
  • Have your key in hand when entering a parking lot.
  • Check underneath your car as you approach.
  • Know exactly where the emergency exits are located and always pay attention to the fire alarm.
  • Don’t drape scarves or other fabrics over lamps.
  • Don’t cook when you are drunk.
  • Don’t leave the kitchen when you are cooking.
  • Don’t leave candles burning unattended.
  • If a friend seems ill, get help immediately. Don’t worry about getting them “in trouble.” Their safety and well-being are most important.
  • Don’t play the hero by stepping into a volatile situation. Get help from RAs, SKC Campus Security, or dial 911.
  • Don’t share your Social Security number with anyone over the phone or Internet.
  • Trust your instincts!! If something feels wrong with a person, building or situation, something probably is wrong. Change your plans, move away from the person, get out of the area-whatever is necessary for you to feel comfortable.