Campus Safety Director Dave Leib spoke on some general safety issues on campus.
One of these issues is students who leave outside doors to the dorms open. When this happens, it allows people not authorized to be in the dorms to get in, Leib said.
Leib also said windows, especially on the first floor, are a concern. Students open their windows to regulate the temperature in their rooms and things that are left on the window sill can be stolen.
Students should shut and lock their windows and doors when they leave the room, even if it’s only for a short while, Leib said.
He also said students who see somebody suspicious, or somebody doing something suspicious, they should report it.
“We would rather check out 100 false alarms than not be there when something real happens,” Leib said.
He said students will not be punished for false alarms.
Another thing Leib discussed is the Walk-with-Me program. Students can request a safety officer to escort them at night, Leib said.
In addition to taking advantage of this program, Leib advised students to walk in groups and in well lit areas. They should also pay attention to their surroundings.
“At night, this is more of a concern,” he said.
Leib would also like to remind students that the campus safety office is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“A lot of students think we’re out to get them and that’s not the case,” Leib said. “We’re here to help and promote a safe learning environment.”