Holiday Safety Tips:

HPU Security encourages members of campus to follow these safety tips during the holiday season (whether on or off campus).

Learn to protect yourself against becoming a victim of a crime or attack. It is easy to fall prey to an attacker – learn about the resources available to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from an attack. For a good student safety reource, click here.

Protect yourself:

download (4)According to a White House task force report released in 2014, nearly one in five college students experiences a sexual assault during their college career. The University is committed to providing a safe campus for all. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, report it today.

For additional resources:

The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus


 Protect your belongings:

Safeguard your belongings. Basic protective measures, such as locking your doors, serve as a significant deterrent to criminals. Many thefts reported to Security on campus could be avoided by basic security actions.

  • Always lock your room and car (even if you will be back in just a minute).
  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight. In your car, consider removing the suction-cup holder for your navigation system or radar detector – these indicate to criminals you have something expensive in your car.
  • Report suspicious activity. If someone seems out of place, call Security. If you see aberrant behavior (like someone jiggling door handles), call Security.


Protect your identity:

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the county, and students are particularly vulnerable. Learning about common scams is the best way to prevent becoming a victim:

For Additional Resources:

Recovering from Identity Theft