Today, the Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC) remains the first and only non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of criminal violence in colleges and universities nationwide through education initiatives, awareness, and policy. SOC website provides access to a comprehensive database of campus crime statistics and other relevant information. All of these things will help to create an interactive learning experience and increase student engagement.
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Check out five of the following safety tips to consider when moving to the campus.
1. Always be aware of your surroundings. We can not say enough about it! Realizing a stranger in your dorm. During the day, walk the campus to learn a few different ways to get to and from classes. Plus make a mental note of vulnerable areas and avoid them especially at night.
2. Contact your campus security officers and asked for a report on the history of campus crime and talk to them about areas prone you see.
3. Contact your local public security officers assigned to the neighborhood (s) around the campus. Anyone can do this to learn more about their environment. Your local community safety officer must know every criminal or future criminal in the area, it's their job. Pick their brains, I do before buying my home and neighborhood learning what to avoid.
4. Make sure the dorm room or apartment have adequate locks on doors and windows. You can have your parents to install more locks before they return back, if necessary. Also, make sure your door has a hole and if not ask to have one installed.