Saint Louis University

Safety Tips

Safety begins with you, so SLU's department of public safety offers these suggestions:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to suspicious-looking persons or activities by constantly scanning around you.
  • If you must park off campus, choose a well-lit and populated area to leave your vehicle. Check the area out when returning to your car; look in and around your car before entering it.
  • Walk with other people -- especially at night or in an unfamiliar area.
  • If you are confronted, try to get a good description of the individual(s), a description of the vehicle -- if one is used as a getaway -- and license plate number if possible.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, and return to a safe place if something doesn't look right.
  • Park your vehicle on Saint Louis University parking lots or garages.
  • At night on campus, use the SLU RIDE program. Call (314) 977-RIDE (314-977-7433).
  • Have emergency numbers available to contact help. Immediately report any crime or suspicious activity to DPS at (314) 977-3000.
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