Security Awareness Programs
During orientation in late August each year, the Director of Public safety & Security gives a mandatory one hour power point security orientation to all incoming freshman. During this program, the director talks of crimes that have occurred at the campus in the past and ways to prevent being a victim of crime through various specific safety tips. An overview of the college’s security program is also given. All incoming freshman receive a security informational pamphlet during orientation. This pamphlet outlines campus security procedures and practices, as well as, encourages the campus community to look out for themselves and one another. Each year, during Club Day on Westlands South Lawn, security gives out this security informational pamphlet to all people who visit the security table. The security informational booklet is also given to all new employees of the college. In addition, each year the Public Safety & Security Dept. and the Physical Education Department sponsor a crime prevention/self defense seminar for anyone who wishes to attend. This self defense seminar teaches people simple maneuvers to fend off an attacker and escape.
Security has also designed a number of programs and workshops to inform and educate students about campus safety and security issues and procedures. Security offers these workshops each semester on topics including personal safety awareness, safety tips, fire safety, and self defense. At the beginning of the academic year, resident assistants have meetings with their new advisees in which they speak about security issues. Information is also provided to students and employees regularly (weekly student life meetings) through meetings, brochures and the student newspaper. When time is of the essence, information is released to the college community via emailed security alerts and advisories.