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Safety Tips

General Safety

  • 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.

Office Safety

  • 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.

Car Safety

  • 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

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

City of Santa Clarita Emergency Management

Last edited by Smith on Nov 19, 2012
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