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Personal Safety

No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for their victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. To reduce the chances of being targeted for personal crimes, consider the following:

  • We encourage you to save the University Police emergency number (508-793-7575) as a favorite in your phone to be connected with a dispatcher 24/7.
  • If working or studying late, arrange to leave with a friend or utilize a ride share service or call University Police at for a walking, visual, or driving safety escort.
  • For more information on transportation services, visit our transportation website
  • Keep doors and windows secured, even if you are leaving your room or office for a short period of time.
  • “See Something, Say Something” – report suspicious activity or conditions to University Police.
  • Download the RAVE Guardian app to receive ClarkALERTS; be connected with emergency services, submit tips to University Police, and activate a safety timer.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • If confronted with a threatening situation, yell loudly, run towards an emergency call box or University Police station. Try to get a physical description of the individual(s) and/or the license plate if a vehicle is involved and notify University Police immediately.
  • If confronted by someone who only wants property, give it to them.

Safety Tips

  • Don’t leave valuables unattended (backpacks, wallets, purses, keys, computers, phones, electronic devices, etc.).
  • Engrave personal property, such as electronic or sporting equipment, with identifying information.
  • Keep a written record of all personal valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. It is evidence that the property belongs to the rightful owner and aids an investigation, if needed.
Contact Information

University Police

Office Location
Emergency Contact Information
  • 1-508-793-7575

    For Parking Information
    Parking Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.