The college provides several measures to prevent emergencies from occurring.
See Something, Say Something!
Report suspicious behaviors or activities, such as vandalism, theft, substance abuse
or other suspected crimes, by sending a confidential text message to the college's
public safety department. Provide the date, time, location and description of the
Begin message with: UTIPS
- Ride or drive to school with a friend whenever possible. It's always safer to travel
with at least one other person.
- Always roll up your car windows and lock your doors. Never leave the car running
unattended - even for a minute!
- Carry as few valuables in your car as possible. Keep electronic items and packages
out of sight. Lock all your valuables in the trunk or put them under the seat before
you get where you're going.
- Park in well-lit and well- traveled areas. Be aware of your surroundings. For example,
when parking your car, look around before you turn off your engine. Be mindful of
anyone or anything that looks suspicious. If things don't seem right, leave and
park somewhere else.
- As you enter a building, become aware of the location of the nearest telephone.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation, call 911.
- When leaving class, don't leave the building alone. Always try to walk to your car
in a group with other students or faculty members.
- Get your keys out and have them ready to unlock your car door before you leave the
building. Check the interior of your car before you get in - even if the doors are
locked. If you see someone suspicious loitering around your car or if it looks as
if your car may have been tampered with, go back into the building and get help.
Blue Light Emergency Phones
"Blue Light" - Emergency phones are placed in nine strategic locations throughout
campus to use in case of an emergency. The line will be a direct line of communication
with the Public Safety Officers.
We advise you not to leave valuable articles unattended. Keep important possessions
with you and within sight at all times. Keep your car doors locked and your valuables
out of sight or stored in the trunk of your vehicle. If a theft occurs, notify a
campus public safety officer by calling x2937 or 410-334-2937 as soon as possible.
The director of public safety prepares, publishes and distributes an
annual security report.
The report includes statistics for the most recently-completed calendar year and
the two preceding calendar years for which data are available on crimes of murder,
forcible and nonforcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, negligent
manslaughter, arson and motor vehicle theft, as well as the number of arrests for
liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and illegal weapons possessions at
the college. This report can also include information about public safety assistance
measures available to students and employees or substance abuse and crime prevention
and awareness information to educate students and employees about their personal
responsibility for safety and the safety of others.