Neighborhood Watch

Turn your building into a community by ensuring all are watching out for each other. Report all suspicious people and circumstances immediately.

Lock Your Door

There are, on average, 250 thefts each year at Virginia Tech. All of the residence hall thefts could have been thwarted simply by locking the door.


If you have a peephole, use it.

Close Propped Doors

This is not just the RA's job. Do not get a false sense of security from the card swiped exterior doors.

Engrave Valuables

In the event of a theft, you are much more likely to have your item returned if there is an identifiable mark separating yours from everyone else's. "Black laptop" isn't all that descriptive.  Check out engravers for free at the Virginia Tech Police Department.

Trust Your Instincts

If something doesn't look right to you, it probably isn't. If someone or something appears out of place in your building, contact your RA or the police immediately.

Keychain Safety

Never attach your name and/or address to your keychain (such as your Hokie Passport). Remember that your Hokie Passport is personal information, as well as a key to your building. With a Hokie Passport, a threat could find your room on, and use your passport to get into the building.

Know How to Defend Yourself

Enroll in a Rape Aggression Defense class today.