Follow a common-sense approach to your personal and property safety at Princeton. Read these guidelines to find out how.
Personal and Property Safety
Protective Measures for Personal Safety
Housing and Real Estate Services suggest a common-sense approach to your personal and property safety. Lock your room door, maintain the integrity of the Card Access System (CACS) by never propping open an entryway door to your residence, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Crime Prevention Initiatives
Assault prevention classes
Learn about the Department of Public Safety's Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) and enroll in a class.
Blue light emergency phone service
Pick up any blue light phone located throughout the campus and push the red button to report an emergency.
Laptop cable lock
Purchase a cable lock at the Office of Information Technology Solutions Center or at any computer retail store, and secure your laptop to an object that is difficult to move.
Register your bike with Transportation & Parking Services.
Purchase a bike lock for a nominal fee from Transportation & Parking Services. Remember to park and secure your bicycle to a University-provided rack when on campus to avoid a fine.
Princeton University maintains an Emergency Preparedness website which you should become familiar with.
Emergency Guidelines for the Campus Community
Princeton University's Emergency Preparedness Task Force maintains emergency guidelines for the campus community.
Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System (PTENS)
PTENS is an emergency notification system that allows authorized Princeton officials to send news and instructions to individuals through landline phones, cell phones, text messaging and e-mail. Princeton University's Emergency Preparedness Task Force has prepared FAQs to answer your questions about PTENS, and instructions for providing your contact information to the notification system.