The Campus Safety Department at Roosevelt University wants to remind you of some very important and basic safety tips.
Although the South Loop is well-protected by the Chicago Police Department, crime can occur at any time. Events including late night robberies and assaults, serve as a reminder of the inherent risks associated with urban living. Roosevelt is working closely with security officials in our residence facilities and at our neighboring universities to address safety issues and promote awareness.
Along with protection provided by campus safety officers and the Chicago Police Department, each of us must take responsibility for our own safety.
We encourage everyone to take the following precautions:
- If you are confronted by individuals forcibly demanding your possessions, give them up. Unless your life is in danger, do not attempt to fight offenders.
- Do not walk or jog alone, especially at night.
- Travel in groups. If you must travel alone -- especially between midnight and 4:00 a.m. -- take a cab.
- Avoid using a cell phone or headphones while walking the streets as they can be a distraction and target for thieves.
- Avoid walking in poorly lit areas, like alleys and construction sites.
- Avoid engaging in conversation with unknown individuals.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable, immediately proceed to the nearest well-lit, populated area (this may be an open restaurant, apartment building, store or business) and ask for help or call 911.
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