“I chose EMCC for affordability. I saved between $40-50k by starting my education here. I was debt-free six months after graduation. My classes were also full of non-traditional students, which gave me a perspective and value that I may have missed out on elsewhere.”
Add the campus security department’s phone number to your speed dial, 207.745.6090. Always dial 911 in an emergency.
Be aware of your surroundings when walking on campus. If you’re out on your own, you should never put yourself in a compromising position by being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or distracted on your phone.
Avoid walking alone,particularly at night. Moving as a pack of friends can give you more power because it is harder to attack a large group of people than an individual.
Let people know where you’re going. If you’re going out, let someone know where you are going and when you intend on coming back. You and your roommates can be helpful resources to each other in this way; share your class schedules with them and make a habit of letting each other know if you’ll be gone for the night.
Get to know your roommates and neighbors. This is an especially important tip if you live on your own for the first time. One of the best things you can do is to simply be friendly with your roommates and neighbors. It will give you a sense of community and a safety net, as you’ll have a larger group of people who will care about your well-being and watch out for you.
Always opt-in to get campus RAVE alert texts sent to your phone. It’s the fastest way to find out whenever there is an incident on campus and where to stay away. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and sign up on my.emcc.edu.
Lock your room when you’re not there. Resident halls can be a hotbed for theft (despite sign-in and other safety systems in place). So always lock up when you leave, and make sure your roommates are on the same page too.
Take advantage of safety courses as they become available.
If you see something, say something. Don’t assume that something has already been reported or that someone else will handle it.