Student Life: Prospective Students
Safety and Security
Help Yourself be Safer by Following These Safety Tips
Personal Safety in Residential Halls
- Lock your door when you are at home ... lock your door when you are away. Please lock your door always!
- Report any suspicious activity immediately, including anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Pull the shades to your room at night and lock your windows.
- Watch out for each other! Report any sign of forced entry. Do not go in. Instead, go to a safe place and call the RA on duty ("0" from any SIT campus phone), or 911. On campus, blue lights designate public local phones that are accessible 24/7. Locations include: International Center, Boyce House, Undergraduate Building, Student Center, Black Mountain Dorm, Dickinson Dorm, Bolton Dorm, and Janeway Dorm.
- SIT periodically offers self-defense instruction. Participation is open to students, faculty, and staff.
- An annual comprehensive training that addresses gender issues, cross-cultural relationships, sexual harassment and sexual assault is offered each fall at SIT. Participation is voluntary.
Students living on-campus receive information about SIT's campus security procedures and practices from their RAs during the first two weeks of the academic year. Similarly, off-campus students are required to attend a security briefing led by the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Campus Life at the beginning of the academic year. Participants attending one of SIT's short-term programs who reside on-campus more than one week receive a modified version of the RA's campus security procedures and practices briefing. New faculty and staff receive this same information during an orientation briefing; security reminders are sent as needed, at least annually.
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