- Use common sense. Try not to walk alone or appear distracted by wearing headphones or talking on your cell phone.
- At night, always walk with a friend and use lighted pathways to navigate throughout the University.
- Use the campus transportation services and security escorts.
- If you see something, say something. Contact police by using a Blue Phone or EmergenSeeU.
- Report any questionable activity or crime right away.
- Do not carry or display large amounts of money or jewelry.
- If approached by someone demanding money, do not resist. Turn over the money then call the Police immediately.
- Obey the law: Avoid illegal drugs and alcohol.
- Identify visitors through a window or peephole before opening the door.
- Request service people to show proper credentials before you let them into your apartment.
- Never hesitate to contact the Police if you have been a victim of a crime.
Please use the campus transportation services and security escorts at night by calling 203-932-7014.
- Get a good U-lock for your bike.
- Get a cable lock for your laptop.
- No lock works UNLESS you lock it.
- Lock public doors or gates to your apartment building, residence hall, or office.
- Never leave a public door propped open. Always lock your door whenever you leave your room.
- Always lock windows that are accessible from the outside.
- Avoid leaving valuables in common rooms or coat rooms.
- When leaving your room for vacation or recess, store valuables in a security storage area or take them with you.
- Don’t leave items within view in your car. Always lock car doors and purchase an anti-theft device.
- Record serial #s, model, & brand of valuables. Stolen property can’t be lawfully reclaimed unless it can be identified.
- Keep house and car keys on separate key chains. When leaving your car for service or at a lot, leave only the car keys.
- Never attach your address to your keychain. Yale urges you never to attach your ID tag to your keychain.
- Do not lend your keys or ID tag to service people.
- If a stranger asks to use your telephone, do not let them. Offer to call for assistance for them.