Safety Tips

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The Basics

Program your phone with the SKC Campus Security number 406-239-6267

Call 9-1-1 in all Emergencies!

If a friend seems ill, get help immediately. Don’t worry about getting them “in trouble.” Their safety and well-being are most important.

Trust your instincts!! If something feels wrong with a person, building or situation, something probably is wrong. Change your plans, move away from the person, get out of the area-whatever is necessary for you to feel comfortable.

On Campus

Call Campus Security at 406-239-6267 if you feel uncomfortable walking alone.

Learn the campus layout, so you always know where you are going. The campus map can be found at

Employ the “Buddy System” when walking on campus after dark. 

When you're away from home

Have your key in hand when entering a parking lot.

Check underneath your car as you approach.

Don’t be drunk, especially in a situation where you may be vulnerable.

Don’t be alone with someone you just met.

Never leave a drink unattended or accept a drink from a stranger.

Always lock your door and don’t prop open residence hall doors.

Home Safety

Home might be your dorm room or pod, a family housing unit, or a rental.

Know exactly where the emergency exits are located and always pay attention to the fire alarm.

Don’t drape scarves or other fabrics over lamps.

Don’t cook when you are drunk.

Don’t leave the kitchen when you are cooking.

Don’t leave candles burning unattended.

Don’t post notes on your door memo board with your schedule; leave these messages for your roommate in your room.

If things escalate

Don’t play the hero by stepping into a volatile situation. Get help from RAs, SKC Campus Security, or dial 911.

Personal Information

Don’t share your Social Security number with anyone over the phone or Internet.

Shop online only with companies you know.

Don’t give out any passwords.

When using social media, never post personal identification information or photographs that could be used for identity theft.