Take precautions:

  • Go in groups or pairs.
  • Stay away from isolated dark areas.
  • Stay in well-lighted areas.
  • Don't hitchhike.
  • Jogging is restricted to the lighted outdoor track or the Aerobics Center after dark.
  • Use items you carry such as books, pencils, etc. as offensive weapons.
  • Dress sensibly (ORU dress code). Remember that tight clothing restricts movement.
  • Keep your doors and windows locked at all times, day and night. Do not hide a key outside your door.
  • Don't let strangers in.
  • Don't leave a door unlocked for someone planning to come back later.
  • Hang up immediately on obscene phone calls.
  • Keep emergency phone numbers by each phone.
  • Engrave expensive equipment and valuables with your ID number.

Don't leave your belongings unattended in the cafeteria, Aerobics Center, library, hallways, chapel, bookstore or classroom.

If you are working late:

  • Keep your office door locked.
  • Lock all doors behind you when entering or exiting at night.
  • Inform DPS&S.
  • Call DPS&S at 918.495.7750 or dial 7750 from an on-campus phone for an escort to your car or dorm.

In a car:

  • Keep doors locked while driving.
  • Don't pick up hitchhikers.
  • Don't stop for disabled vehicles.
  • Check interior of car before getting in.
  • If you have a vehicle failure, stay in your automobile with the doors locked and windows up until the police or security arrive.

Protect your car:

  • Always lock your car and take the key.
  • Lock valuables out of sight in your trunk.
  • Park in lighted areas.
  • Obtain security device or kill switch to discourage theft.

Don't hitchhike:

  • Report all suspicious activity and vandalism immediately to Tulsa Police 911 or DPS&S 918.495.7750.

If you are being followed:

  • Cross the street or change directions.
  • Keep looking at the person to let him/her know you can't be surprised.
  • Go to a well-lighted area. Enter a store, house, residence hall, classroom, library or public area.
  • Remember details such as hair, eyes, skin tone and texture, height, build, scars, marks, jewelry and clothing to provide a description.
  • Obtain and write down the license plate number of a suspicious vehicle.

If you are attacked:

  • Yell, scream, kick, bite, hit (strategically) or spit; do anything that draws the attention of others.
  • Claim the power and authority in the name of Jesus, and rebuke the offender. Notify DPS&S.

If you are held up or robbed:

  • Remember that no amount of money is worth taking chances with your life or the lives of others.
  • Take note of identifying characteristics as above, and notify DPS&S.

If you are a victim of crime:

  • All crimes should be reported to the Tulsa Police Department by dialing 911.
  • Emergencies are also responded to by members of DPS&S. Immediate medical care for the victim is the first concern. Preservation of evidence will dictate that the crime scene remain intact until investigators can collect evidence. DPS&S is first responder to all emergencies on campus.




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