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Follow a common-sense approach to your personal and property safety at Princeton. Read these guidelines to find out how.

Protective Measures for Personal Safety

Housing and Real Estate Services suggests a common sense approach to your personal and property safety. Secure 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 campus and push the red button to report an emergency.

Laptop cable lock
Purchase a cable lock at the OIT Solutions Center or at any computer retail store, and secure your laptop to an object that is difficult to move.

Bike registration
Register your bike with Transportation & Parking Services.

Transportation & Parking Services - Biking

Bike lock
Purchase a bike lock for a nominal fee from Transportation & Parking Services. Please remember to park and secure your bicycle to a University-provided rack when on campus to avoid a fine.

Emergency preparedness website
Princeton University maintains an Emergency Preparedness website which you should become familiar with.

Emergency Preparedness Website

Emergency guidelines for the campus community
Princeton University's Emergency Preparedness Task Force maintains emergency guidelines for the campus community.

Emergency Guidelines

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.