Safety is a partnership, a shared responsibility, among all parties — students, police, administrators, city leaders and community members. Giving the community tools and information to prevent crime before it happens is a top priority at UW–Madison.
No matter where you live or where you travel around campus, a few simple steps can dramatically reduce your chances of being a victim of crime:
- Never walk alone, particularly at night.
- Carry a cell phone and dial 911 for help.
- Lock your doors, even when you are home.
- Campus and downtown are part of a growing city. Use your instincts and common sense as your first defense.
- Don’t let anyone you don’t know into your apartment or residence hall.
- If you plan to drink, do so in moderation to avoid putting yourself in a position of increased risk.
- Use the network of campus safety resources.
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