Always close and lock the door to your room when you leave or are sleeping. Know who is at the door before you open it.
Take care of your keys: don't give anyone the chance to duplicate them, don't leave them out in the open, and don't give them to anyone.
Don't leave valuables such as money, credit cards, or jewelry out in the open. This goes for computers, cell phones, and video game systems as well.
Be sure to set a password on your computer and cell phone. If you own a smartphone, download some sort of locator app so you can find and or deactivate your cell phone remotely.
Hang up immediately on any obscene or harassing phone calls. Save obscene or harassing text messages and e-mails. Do not respond to the attacker(s). Report them to the Police Department immediately and include the offensive material.
In public, act calmly and confidently. Know where you are going and how to get there. Stand tall, walk purposefully, and make eye contact with people around you.
Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.
Look out for others. Report any and all suspicious activity and crime to the Police Department immediately.
When you purchase your books for the semester, save the receipt and place some identifying information inside the books in case they are lost or stolen.