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.
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.
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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:
- College students targeted through this fictitious “work from home” scam.
- University employees targeted by phishing attacks indicating a change in their HR status.
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