Roanoke College

Safety Tips

  • Walk in well-lighted and well-traveled areas after dark.
  • Walk with a friend, or call Campus Safety for an escort.
  • Lock your car and secure valuables when using campus parking facilities.
  • Use bicycle racks located on campus, and lock your bicycle with a high-quality lock.
  • Keep yourself informed. Check e-mail, campus bulletin boards, Brackety-Ack and your campus mail for "Campus Safety/Alert" notices which pertain to specific security conditions on campus. Take advantage of informational programs sponsored on campus.
  • Become familiar with emergency exits and locations of fire alarm pull stations and extinguishers in your building.
  • Become familiar with the red "Emergency Telephones" and yellow 911 / Courtesy / Access phones locations on campus.
  • Lock offices when you are not present. Keep office and building keys with you, and do not loan them to unauthorized persons.
  • Report all suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities to the Office of Campus Safety.
  • Report all crimes, security problems, or hazardous conditions to the Office of Campus Safety.
  • Be familiar with Residence Life Policies & the Student Conduct Code of Roanoke College. Abide by them and encourage others to do so.
  • Keep residence hall room doors locked at all times.
  • Keep your room and building keys with you at all times. Use the peepholes to screen visitors.
  • Do not prop open any locked exterior doors or leave ground-floor windows open.
  • Never study alone in an isolated area of a campus building.