Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Street Tips

  • Walk or jog with a friend whenever possible.
  • Stay alert and tuned-in to your surroundings.
  • Walk or jog in well-lighted areas, stay away from alleys.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
  • Do not listen to headphones or talk on the phone while out alone, this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat, it also advertises to a would-be thief that you may have a desirable item to attempt to steal.

  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact.
  • Carry a whistle or a body alarm. This can serve as a reminder to exercise caution, and can alert someone in the area that you need help.
  • Use the Campus Escort Service—call 8-RIDE.
  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.