Dorm Safety

Lock all windows and doors when leaving your Dorm/Apartment. Do not loan out your apartment keys to anyone. Avoid hosting parties where strangers might attend. Communicate your schedule with your roommate. Provide your roommates with your family's contact information for emergencies.

Residents of the university residence halls are provided information on campus safety and security through various means. First, they are given a packet of materials at the time of occupancy that includes (1) regulations and policies on security concerns and procedures for minimizing danger, and (2) a wall calendar containing instructions on what to do in an emergency, or in situations where there is suspicious activity, theft, solicitation, telephone abuse or sexual assault. All residents must attend a mandatory meeting conducted by hall administrators to review and discuss this information. In addition, each resident adviser holds another meeting with those students living in his/ her floor or area to further clarify and inform residents of security issues and procedures.

Residents of the university residence halls also are informed, through the same methods and procedures as described above of ways to prevent various crimes. In addition to those referred to above, students are informed of the law and policies regarding alcohol and drug abuse in California and Cal State Fullerton. Furthermore, they are educated on how to prevent alcohol and drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, rape, acquaintance rape and other sexual offenses. The campus fraternities and sororities recognized by the University are required to undergo training for members on risk management, party protocol, laws and policies, substance abuse and other health issues, as well as sex and sexual assault policies and procedures. The Dean of Students Office has assigned a full- time professional staff member to serve as adviser and educator to these organizations. In some of these workshops, city and university police serve as trainers and presenters. Individual fraternities and sororities also conduct workshops and training sessions for their members using their own resources.