Safety Tips and Keeping Safe

At PennWest California, we maintain a very strong commitment to campus safety and security. Exterior lighting is an important part of this commitment. Parking areas, pedestrian walkways and building exteriors are well lit. Surveys of exterior lighting on campus are conducted by our police officers on a regular basis and the Facilities Management Staff gives high priority to maintenance of exterior lights. We ask that you report any exterior lighting deficiencies to PennWest California Police. For more information on safety, visit the Safety Information section.

Safety Tips

Residence Hall Safety Tips

  • Never leave a common door propped open
  • Always lock your door when you leave your room or go to sleep
  • Report any unusual telephone calls to the PennWest California Police
  • If you do receive a telephone call from someone you do not know, never give out any pertinent information such as your room number, last name, etc.

Vehicle Safety Tips

  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Do not leave valuables (including books) in your vehicle
  • Park in well-lit areas

Personal Safety Tips

  • Travel on well-lit streets
  • Try to walk with someone at night
  • Use a route that is well-traveled by other persons
  • Be aware of the location of phones on campus
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol and do not use drugs

The offices responsible for your safety and security at PennWest California:

  • Student Affairs - 4303
  • Housing and Residence Life - 4444
  • Health Services - 4232
  • Food Service - 4228
  • Facilities Management - 4409
  • PennWest California Police - 4299
  • University Police Emergency Line - 4357