Safety Tips to Help you Take Charge of Your Own Safety
Be alert and walk purposefully. Stay alert to what is going on around you.
Travel, walk or park in well-lit areas and with a companion whenever possible. Avoid lonely or gloomy places,especially at night. Whenever possible try to walk facing traffic. Exercise with a friend. Use the Safety and Security Escort Service (646-4000). Ask anyone that gives you a ride to wait until you have safely entered your building.
Respect your intuition. Don't allow rationality to override your "gut feeling" - it could protect you from danger. Call the Safety and Security Department immediately if you feel something is just not right.
Be wary of strangers, on foot or in cars, asking directions - it's better to be rude than to be in trouble.
If someone follows you, go to a place where there are other people, and call the Department of Safety and Security immediately.
When someone knocks on your door always ask "who is it" before opening the door.
Be careful about giving out information concerning yourself and where you live.
Be cautious when using elevators. Stand near the buttons and get off immediately if you are suspicious of other occupants.
Take a self-defense course. For details of courses available on the Dartmouth Campus, contact one of the following people for more information on course schedules: