Sexual Assault Prevention
- Avoid working, studying, or being alone in buildings, resident halls, or isolated areas of the campus.
- Do not shower in a deserted gym or residence hall shower.
- Be cautious about dating someone you do not know well. Obtain information from a mutual acquaintance or try to arrange a double date or group activity.
- Avoid excessive use of alcohol, and do not use illicit drugs; they interfere with clear thinking and effective communication.
- Never leave beverages unattended or out of sight.
- Know your sexual desires and limits. Communicate them clearly.
If you find yourself in an unwanted sexual situation, be assertive. Just say no. If you are told no when you make sexual advances, accept it. No means no!
General Safety Tips
- Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and project a confident attitude.
- All suspicious activity should be reported to the Department of Public Safety at ext. 55.
- Timely and accurate reporting of information makes it easier to gather critical evidence and increase the odds of recovering stolen property and/or successfully apprehending and prosecuting criminals.
- Avoid walking alone at nights: walk with a group, or if you must walk alone, please make sure to use well-lighted paths and sidewalks and take the most direct route. Inform someone of your destination and your expected arrival and return times.
- Keep your doors locked (ROOM AND VEHICLE), and do not prop residence hall doors open. This is an invitation for trouble.
- Report all maintenance problems (broken doors, window locks, etc.) to Residential Life immediately.
- Identify your valuables – record serial numbers of TVs, computers, etc. or engrave them.
- Always secure your valuables and never leave items such as pocketbooks, wallets, keys, cell phones, etc. unattended even for brief periods of time.
- Use designated crosswalks and pedestrian crossings to safely cross roadways.
- Be aware of campus and local crime trends. You are your best protection – educate yourself.
- Shades and curtains should be drawn to prevent potential criminals from looking into your room.
- Carry only necessary cash and credit cards, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. However, always carry enough money for an emergency phone call or ride home.
- TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS… If someone does not look right to you or makes you feel uneasy, get away fast! Immediately report him/her to the Department of Public Safety.
Sex Offender Registry and Access to Related Information
On September 30, 2003, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA), enacted on October 28, 2000, will be in effect. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State Law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteer services or is a student.
Information concerning registered sex offenders who may be attending or employed by the Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus may be obtained through the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction:
- 88th Precinct, 298 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205; 718-636-6511
- 84th Precinct, 301 Gold Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201; 718-875-6811
- Transit District 30, 333 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201; 718-797-1720