Burglary & Theft Prevention
- Never put your safety at risk to protect your belongings.
- Keep a photograph and detailed description of property of value.
Laptop/Phone/Tablet Theft Prevention
- Enable tracking software on your devices.
- Never leave your laptop, tablet, or phone in your car.
- When outside of your home, always have visual contact with your devices.
- Label your devices with your contact information.
Bicycle Theft Prevention
- Secure your bicycle's frame (not a tire) with a U-lock to a bicycle rack.
- Bicycles that not properly “parked” at a bicycle rack are more likely to be stolen.
- Register your bicycle with LMU Public Safety.
Theft from Vehicle Prevention
- Park your car in well-lit and busy areas, and always lock your car.
- Park your car in the areas with high vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
- Be discrete when loading your trunk; try to place valuables in your trunk before you get to your destination.
- If you utilize valet, leave only the ignition key with the attendant.
- Close and lock your doors and windows when you are not home.
- While away, create the illusion that you are at home (e.g. by keeping a light on).
- In residence halls and apartment buildings, don't let strangers into your building.
- Avoid propping doors open even if you are visiting a friend in a room nearby.
- Always keep your keys and OneCard with you. Do not leave them under a mat or in your mailbox.
- Change the locks when you move into an off-campus apartment or house.
Victims are not responsible for the criminal acts of others; the victim is not to blame. The safety measures below are shared as reminders.
- Look confident and purposeful when you walk. If possible, do not walk alone at night. Any time you feel unsafe while moving about campus, request a Public Safety escort.
- Have your OneCard and/or keys ready as you approach your home and/or vehicle.
- Designate a sober friend when you are drinking.
- Don’t accept drinks from other people, and be sure to open drink containers yourself.
- Be aware of what you are drinking; and keep it with you and covered at all times.
- If you feel like the effect of the alcohol you are consuming is stronger than usual, stop drinking and get help right away.
- If it looks as if someone has entered your room or apartment, do not go inside. If on campus, call Public Safety. If off campus, call 9-1-1.
- If a stranger knocks on your door, acknowledge them but do not open the door.
- Use only your last name and first initial on your door and mailbox.
- If you receive an obscene or harassing phone call, hang up immediately. If the caller persists, contact Public Safety.
- Report suspicious activity or persons on campus to DPS at (310) 338-2893 or 222 from a campus phone, or call 9-1-1. If off campus, call 9-1-1.
While ride sharing services are a convenient way to travel, the tips below are shared as safety considerations:
- Confirm the driver’s identity and vehicle from what is shown on the ride sharing app.
- Check the driver’s rating and number of rides given.
- Never pay with cash, even for tipping; always use your account on the app for payment.
- Share your trip details with a family member or friend.
- Use the LiveSafe App Safety Escort feature.
- If possible, travel in a group while utilizing ride sharing services.
- See “Personal Safety Tips.”
Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct
If you are the victim of sexual or interpersonal misconduct:
- Go to a safe place as soon as you can.
- Call for help.
- Preserve all physical evidence.
- Keep a log.
- Seek emergency medical and crisis treatment.
- Get help abroad with ACE Travel Assistance Program.
- Domestic: (855) 327-1414
- International: 1 (630) 694-9764