When you are in college, there are tips you need to consider when you are walking around alone. Statistics show that crimes do happen, including burglaries, sexual assaults, and car thefts. Students can also encounter hate crimes, stalking, threats, and more. You should follow these safety tips when you are walking alone on campus. 

  1. Always Trust Your Instincts

If you have a funny feeling, you should trust it. Your survival instincts cause you to feel more aware of your surroundings, and they alert you to potential dangers. You may feel uneasy about walking into an empty parking lot, and you should trust your gut. If you get a bad feeling about someone who just joined your group, you should trust it. One of the best ways to stay safe is to trust your instincts. 

  1. Learn What Your Campus Security Has to Offer

Most universities have campus security and safety programs, and you should learn what they are. Learn where the campus safety office is, the phone number, and get to know the security guards. You can also attend a safety workshop to learn about ways to stay safe. 

  1. Create a Codeword with Your Friends

You and your close friends should create a codeword that you can say or text if you are concerned about safety. There can be times when you feel stuck in an unsafe situation, whether you are at a party or on a date. Even if you have had a few drinks, you might want to ask your friend to come for help. Use your codeword and text your friends for help. You can easily work a codeword into a conversation, and your friends will come to help you and get you out of this uncomfortable situation. 

  1. Take a Self-Defense Class

You should be able to find local self-defense classes, and you can sign up so that you are prepared to protect yourself. Not only will you gain skills for safety, but you will have a chance to exercise and meet other people.