Residence Hall Safety

Lock your door when you leave your room, even if you will be gone only for a minute. It takes only about 8 seconds for someone to walk into an open room and remove an item. Notify Public Safety promptly of any suspicious persons loitering in the vicinity of your building or room. Never leave purses, wallets, jewelry and other valuables unattended in laundry rooms, showers, or lobby areas. Mark your valuables for identification purposes.

Safety In Your Car

You should always lock your car. Leaving your vehicle unlocked is an invitation for someone to remove your personal belongings. When you are walking to your car, you should have your keys in hand so that you don’t have to linger before getting in, especially at night. You should always check the back seat of your car before getting in.

Safety Outside and at Night

Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace on the side of the road facing traffic. Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible. Never work alone in an office or classroom at night. Arrange a buddy system with someone with whom you work or study. If you should ever feel you are in danger, attract attention any way you can. Do not be reluctant to scream.

Student Access to TMU Property

Buildings on the TMU campus will be open to students according to a regular schedule. During residence hall quiet hours, students will be allowed to gather only in places and in manners that do not disturb residents. For safety and security concerns, students will not be allowed in remote areas of campus after dark. Public Safety officers have the authority to declare any area of campus unsafe and to further restrict access as necessary.