Keep Calm and Carry on Safely

Johnny Lu

Heading back, or setting foot, onto a college campus for the first time is a hectic but exciting time for the millions of students in the U.S., However, new experiences present risks and dangerous situations.

Whether you are a student, staff or visitor, anyone is vulnerable to burglary and assault or other situations, especially in a college environment.

From Eagle Alerts to local police reports, Georgia Southern University has a set system of updating and advising members of the Georgia Southern community onf public safety status.

To ensure the safety of the community, Interim Chief of Police Laura McCullough and officials of the GSU Public Safety Department encourage individuals to consider some basic safety tips and guidelines.

“Things as simple as walking in groups in the evening or remembering to lock your car can improve the safety of Georgia Southern,” McCullough said.

Cooperation and caution among the community can assist in maintaining a strong public safety system.

“We do our job, but we also need you to do yours to help us reach a healthy public safety system,” McCullough said.

The top 5 things you need to be aware of to be safe on campus:

  1. Always remember to lock the doors of your residence and vehicle. Keep your friends close, but your valuables closer.

  2. Depending on the time of day/night, avoid traveling alone if possible. Walking in groups is a strong defense mechanism.

  3. Social media is extremely popular among the college community. Be aware of what you post and who can see your personal information. Be aware of what you post and who can see your personal information. For example, sharing a selfie of yourself in your dorm may reveal the location of where you live to the wrong person.

  4. Party Smarty. It is extremely important to stay cautious of your drinking habits. Drink your own drinks and be aware of your surroundings while doing so. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with partying hard during your college years, it is extremely important to stay cautious of your drinking habits. Drink your own drinks and be aware of your surroundings while doing so.

  5. GSU offers a police escort service for those who may be studying or working late night on campus.

Source(s)

Laura McCullough – Interim Chief of Police – [email protected]