Safety & Security
GENERAL CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS
- Keep an eye out for loiterers or those hanging around your residence hall who should not be there. Contact a University Housing staff member or ASU Police if needed.
- If possible, always travel with another person - especially after dark.
- Only use well-lit and well-traveled streets/paths on campus at night. Be certain to avoid unlit or dimly lit areas.
- Make sure all doors and windows are locked as you leave your residence hall.
- Do not let anyone "tailgate" behind you into your residence hall. Remember - One Swipe, One person!
- Stay with a group of people and avoid deserted areas whenever possible.
- Have your keys ready and make sure that at least one hand is free when going to your car. Avoid having both hands overloaded.
- Tell someone you trust your destination and planned time of return.
- Do not loan your key to others. If your key is lost or stolen, notify a hall staff member as soon as possible.
RESIDENCE HALL SAFETY
Safety is a top priority in any residence hall. Several policies and types of life safety equipment designed to increase safety within the residence halls are in place. Removing, tampering, and/or damaging any life safety device will not be tolerated. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Residents are issued an Appalachian State University ID card used to gain access to their residence hall. Residents should not allow non-residents to follow them through the open door when entering/leaving the building. This practice of "tailgating" compromises the safety of all residents. Non-residents should contact a resident of the building to escort them while in the residence hall.
- Residence hall staff are on duty from 7:00pm - 3:30am to monitor activity in the each building.
- Residence Life staff are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies within the residence halls. Both graduate and full-time staff live in the residence halls to provide a quick response and ongoing support to our students.
- Video cameras are installed at each entrance/exit to every residence hall.
- Fire extinguishers and suppression systems.
- Smoke detectors.
- Fire alarm pull stations, strobes, audio devices, and panel boxes.
- Fire hoses.
- Fire doors.
- Sprinkler systems, including all piping and sprinkler heads.