Protect yourself both on and off campus:
- Avoid walking alone at night. Use the BC Eagle Escort Service (617-552-8888), which operates from 7 p.m.-3 a.m., 7 days a week during the academic year.
- Do not take shortcuts through dark and isolated areas. Keep to well-lit, commonly used areas.
- Report any on campus areas where lights are not functioning to the Work Order Center (617-552-3048).
- Walk purposely, know where you are going, and project a look of self-assurance.
- Have your door, car keys, and BC ID ready so that you may enter a building without delay.
- Make yourself aware of where you can get help should you need it, such as emergency phones, residence hall call box, and pay phones. Elevators have emergency phones, and dining halls are open late.
- Make yourself aware of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program, for women's self defense.
- The drinking age in Massachusetts is 21. Drinking and safety do not go hand-in-hand.
Protecting your property:
- Use the BCPD Operation Identification Program.
- Register your bike with the BC Police.
- Secure your bike to the bike racks that are provided by the unviersity. Use a heavy alloy lock and chain, or use a U-Shaped lock.
- Be sure to lock your car. Never leave tempting valuables or property visible inside a vehicle. Lock these items in your trunk.