In addition to our basic safety guidelines, if you choose to live on South Campus, there are a few additional actions you can take to ensure the safety of yourself, your residence, and your possessions.
- As always, make sure your door is locked when you leave - even it's just for a few minutes. But also make sure the door is locked when you're inside your apartment, especially if you'll be upstairs or sleeping. Many times, a thief will enter an unlocked residence to find that he/she has free reign on the bottom floor of the house, because all of its residents are on the second floor.
- Be sure all outdoor lighting features on your apartment are working. If they malfunction, notify FixIT right away.
- Place valuable items out of sight and preferably in locked areas. A laptop, a PS3, or an iPhone are easy targets for potential theives. This is an essential action to take before you leave for break.
- Determine who is on the other side of the door before opening it.
These guidelines and more are covered in "South Campus Pads," a safety video produced by the Department of Public Safety. The video is available here on the DPS YouTube page.
South Campus Welcome Center
The Welcome Center is located on Skytop Road at the main entrance to South Campus and is staffed by a Community Service Officer from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.
When open, the Welcome Center limits vehicle access to South Campus to students, faculty, and staff only. Students, faculty, and staff must swipe their SU ID card to gain access to South Campus during these times.
Visitors who are not accompanied by a campus community member must check in with the public safety officer at the Welcome Center. The driver of the car must have a valid driver's license, and all passengers must have valid photo identification to be admitted to South Campus. The officer staffing the Welcome Center will also call ahead to the person you are visitng to clear your visit with them.