Look around you; be aware of who else is around. If you
think someone is following you, turn around and check. The
surprise of a hostile look or aggressive words may help you
avoid problems. If you feel you are in danger, make as much
noise as possible. Trust your instincts—if you feel uneasy, get
out of the situation as quickly as possible. Use the Blue Light
Emergency Phones on campus to contact Fresno State Police.
Stay in the Light
Use well-traveled routes and well-lit areas. Avoid short cuts.
Report any broken or damaged lights or emergency phones.
Park in well-lit areas or move the car before dark.
Check Your Car
Have your keys in hand and check inside and under the car
before entering. Keep your car doors locked. If followed, drive
to a busy store, police station or hospital, rather than directly
home. Do not leave valuable items in plain view.
Go in groups
Walk with a companion or group of friends after dark or
request an escort from Fresno State Police.
Lock Your Bike
Use a strong lock attaching the frame of the bike and
your detachable wheel to a bike rack (U-shape locks are
recommended). Register your bike through Fresno State
Police by filling out the Bike Registration form below. Report
bike thefts or any suspicious behavior to Fresno State Police
Housing Staff will check resident rooms to ensure that all
health and safety requirements are being met. These checks
are scheduled once per semester. Typically, you are informed
at least twenty-four hours in advance of a room check, unless
arises, when no notice may be given. During the wet and cold
months, staff may be entering rooms to check for any
mold issues. In addition, room checks are done during periods
such as Winter Recess and Spring Recess. See Student Housing
Policies section for more information.
Room Safety Tips
Be alert in your room
Communities are only as safe as the residents make them,
so take your share of the responsibility seriously. Be alert, for
yourself and others. Look out for each other. Report any
suspicious behavior to the Housing Staff and University
Never open the door without checking who is there. Ask for
identification if you are not sure. Use your peephole.
Keep your room door locked even when going to the
bathroom and lock ground floor windows.
Do not provide personal information on social networking
websites. This includes, but isn’t limited to addresses, phone
numbers, locations and place of employment. Don’t post this
information about other people on their sites.
ID your belongings
Engrave valuables, record all serial numbers of your property
and make copies of your credit cards and driver’s license in
case of theft. The Fresno State Police Department has several
etchers that you can use to engrave your name or driver’s
license number on your valuables. In the event the property
is stolen and located, this information may help the police
to identify and return your belongings to you. If you are
interested in using an etcher contact the Fresno State Police
Department at 559.278.8400.