- Be aware of your surroundings and any signs that something appears to be wrong or out of place.
- Stay in well-lighted areas and walk mid-point between curbs and buildings and away from alleys and bushes when possible.
- Don't carry extra credit cards or large sums of money.
- Lock your valuables securely, even in your room.
- Walk with someone whenever possible. Request an escort when traveling alone at night.
- Do not risk personal injury if someone forcibly attempts to take your wallet, purse or property.
- Do carry a whistle or personal alarm and use it when you feel threatened.
- Keep an inventory of personal property and mark items with your driver's license number and the state.
- Acquaintance rape happens. Learn the danger signs. Victims suffer significant life disruption.
- Distance yourself from the misuse of alcohol or drugs; it can be far worse than a bad headache the next morning.
- Do not attach your ID to your key chain or mark our keys with your name and address.
- Get to know your neighbors and share information about suspicious activities.
- Call Campus Security at extension 2113 or 2114 or 2222 in an emergency or to report any crime or suspicious activity.
- When working late, make sure doors are locked. Let someone know of your location and expected departure time.
- NEVER prop doors open, even for a short time. Your action could contribute to harm to yourself or someone else.
- Do not loan your office keys or allow them to be copied.
- Do not hold a door open for a stranger.
- Keep your purse, wallet, or other valuables in a locked cabinet or drawer. Office thieves know where to look.
- Auto theft is a problem nationally as well as on campuses. Take action to safeguard your vehicle.
- Lock all doors after parking.
- Help secure your car against grand theft/burglary with an electronic alarm and/or kill switch.
- Keep a copy of your registration, title, and vehicle ID number in a safe place, separate from your vehicle.
- Store your valuables out of sight.
- If you park your car but don't use it regularly, check on it daily.
- Immediately report thefts, as well as suspicious activity in parking lots or near parked cars, to Campus Security.
All members of the CalArts community must cooperate and work hand-in-hand to resolve criminal matters in a timely fashion. By working together the CalArts community can create a safe and secure environment.
Further information about public safety can be obtained from the Campus Safety Office at 661.253.7700.
Telephone numbers for emergency or non-emergency reasons:
661.255.1050, extensions 2113, 2114, or 2222
Direct line 661.222.2702
Extensions 2113, 2114, or 2222
Sheriff, Fire or Medical Emergency: 911
Sheriff non-emergency: 661.255.1121