Keeping yourself safe is extremely important. Follow these few tips to ensure that you and everyone around you are safe at all times.
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Emergency Text Messages
Sign up for LSUs emergency text message system. LSUPD will send out alerts to all phone numbers programed into the system anytime something happens on campus that could put students in harm. All you have to do is log on to your myLSU account and enter in your cell phone number to begin getting these alerts. If you don’t have a texting service, the same system will notify everyone via email as well.
Phone Numbers to Have
Program important phone numbers into your cell phone. These should include the phone numbers to the LSU Police Department, Campus Transit, and in case of emergency (ICE) numbers.
The job of LSUPD is to protect all students, faculty, and staff here on campus. If you ever have any problems or see something suspicious, don’t hesitate to call them! They want to keep everyone as safe as possible at all time. The phone number for the LSU Police Department is 225-578-3231.
Campus Transit is a free door-to-door service that runs everyday from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. If you ever need a ride somewhere, or need to get back to your residence hall at night, call campus transit to come and get you. It won’t cost you anything and they want to keep our students safe. The number for Campus Transit is 225-578-5555.
ICE is important to have saved before contacts in your phone who you would want contact if there ever were an emergency. These are the numbers that emergency responders will look for in your cell phone first. For example, in my handy iPhone, I have my parents saved under the names “ICE Mom” and “ICE Dad”.
Lock It Up
It’s important to keep everything locked at all times. Even if you’re just walking down the hall you should lock your bedroom door. It may seem like a bit of a hassle at first, but it will become a habit you’re glad to have before long.
Don’t let a stranger into your Res Hall! While it is polite to hold doors open for people, it can be dangerous. The person you let in could have no business being there other than checking for unlocked doors and stealing things. Remember that it’s better to be safe than polite!
Make sure you tell someone where you’re going before you leave and let them know once you’ve gotten there. This may seem like the biggest “mom” thing to say, but it’s very important. Your roommate will be the first person to notice that you have gone missing, so check-in every once in a while.
Ask people where they’re going! If you’re roommate looks like they’re getting ready to go somewhere, asking a simple question like “What are you up to today?” or “Where are you headed?” will give you an answer without seeming over bearing.
“If you see something, say something”
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