Safety Tips


  • Park your vehicle in well-lit and well traveled areas. Criminals are likely to avoid areas where they may be seen.
  • Keep your car doors locked and windows up at all times. Roll up your window in traffic or when stopped. Someone could enter the vehicle or reach in for you if your window is open.
  • Lock your car and remove electronics and electronic holders (GPS, iPod, etc).
  • Don't leave purses, wallets or other valuable items in plain view. Put them under the seat, in the trunk or take them with you. Thieves take items they can see so don't give them an easy target.
  • Stereos, speakers and CD's are favorite targets for thieves, even if your doors are locked.

  • If you have a bicycle, record the brand name, model and serial numbers and register it with NC State University Transportation for free.

  • Do not walk alone in remote parts of campus. Dark and remote areas are areas where someone with harmful intensions may lurk or feel less likely to be seen.
  • Do not walk alone to or from Carter Findley Stadium. You have Red Terror and other bus lines to take. Walking back to main campus from this stadium requires you to walk in remote or known crime areas.

  • Lock your door to your dorm at all times.
  • Guard your passwords, campus ID, and credit/debit cards and pins and be aware of people around you when entering those digits on a keypad. Wait for others to pass or cover the keypad.
  • Keep your keys stowed; such as in your pocket, purse or backpack. If you leave your keys out, someone may grab them when you are not looking, knock them off the desk, or you may accidently leave them.

Read more Crime Prevention and General Safety Tips on the Campus Police website.