Tips on Safety
Tips For Safety While On Campus
Learn and follow all College security policies. These policies were created out of a concern for your welfare and consideration for the rights of others.
When walking or jogging:
- Go with someone.
- Stay away from isolated areas.
- Try to stay near streetlights.
- Hold your purse or briefcase tightly, close to your body
- A front pocket is safer for a wallet than a back one.
- Dress sensibly. Tight pants, clogs, or heels make movement difficult.
If you're being followed:
- Cross the street or change directions.
- Keep looking back so the person knows you can't be surprised.
- Go to a well-lighted area. Enter a building hall, classroom, or library; anywhere there are people.
- Notice and remember as much as possible about the person so you can give a good description later.
If you're held up:
- Don't resist. No amount of money is worth taking chances with your life.
- Notify the campus police or local police immediately. Try to give a description that includes approximate age, height, weight, and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, and tattoos - anything that is noticeable.
Where you live:
- Keep your doors and windows locked day and night.
- Don't let strangers in.
- Don't leave a door unlocked for someone planning to come back later.
Protect personal and College property:
- Lock your door every time you leave.
- Engrave expensive equipment and valuables with an I.D.number. Engraving tools are available for your use at theCampus Police Department.
- Don't store your purse in an unlocked desk drawer.
- Don't leave your belongings unattended in libraries, hallways, locker rooms, or classrooms.
If you are working late: - Keep your office door locked.
- Keep your office door locked.
- Lock all doors behind you when entering or exiting at night.
In a car:
- Keep doors locked while driving.
- Don't pick up hitchhikers.
- Check the back seat before getting into a car.
Protect your car: - Always lock your car and take the keys.
- Lock valuables in the trunk.
- Park in well lighted areas.
Report suspicious activity and vandalism immediately.
Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)
AED’s (Automatic External Defibrillators) are located in each building on campus. If someone is experiencing a heart attack or found unconscious the device may be used to assist the person in distress. AED directions are on each box. The box is made in such a manner that if the patient does not require this type of assistance it will not complete any actions. The box will automatically notify VSCC Campus Police Department and Sumner County 911.