- 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.
- 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.
FOR FIRE AND POLICE EMERGENCIES, CALL DPS&S 918.495.7750 (FROM ON-CAMPUS, DIAL 7750) OR 911.