Personal and Residential Hall Safety
Safety at Daniel Webster College is the responsibility of everyone on campus. In order to maximize their safety, students, faculty and staff alike must take steps to reduce their chances of becoming a victim. The following list should serve as a guideline to help achieve this goal.
- Whenever students leave their rooms, they should always ensure that they lock the doors, even if leaving to travel down the hall to use the restroom facilities. It only takes a few seconds for someone to enter.
- Never leave valuables in plain view. Always find a secure place to put them and do not tell anyone, including roommates.
- Register all expensive valuables with Campus Safety as part of their OPERATION ID program.
- Do not lend out room keys to anyone, including close friends.
- Immediately report all unknown or suspicious persons to Campus Safety for investigation. Never give unknown persons access to resident halls or rooms.
- Do not walk alone at night or in unlighted areas. Always try to be in the company of another, such as a friend. For student escort services call Campus Safety at 603.577.6300.
- When leaving your room for another destination on campus, call ahead to let them know you are leaving.
- Always lock bikes in approved bike rooms or to designated bike racks.
- Students who live in first floor rooms should never leave windows unlatched or unlocked when leaving.
- Never prop exterior resident hall doors as it compromises the safety of everyone by leaving the building unsecured. Some halls have propped-door alarms and will sound an audible alarm.
To report a crime or incident:
Campus Safety Emergency Number: 603.315.0471 or 911
Campus Safety wants and needs your assistance in crime prevention. We ask you to look out for each other's welfare, to be alert to everything that threatens the quality of campus life, and to report all suspicious activities, emergencies, and other concerns to the Department. Reports can be made anonymously. Persons reporting incidents should take special care to note the following information so that it may be provided to the Campus Safety officer as he/she is being dispatched to the incident:
- Name of person(s) involved
- What is the exact problem or nature of the incident
- How many people are involved
- Clothing descriptions
- Last direction of travel (if applicable)
- Whether anyone is injured and whether medical care is required
The faster incidents are reported to Campus Safety, the more efficient and effective the department can be in making the campus safe.
What Daniel Webster College does for your safety:
DWC has taken measures to help provide and promote a safe environment for all campus community members.
- Card control access to residential halls and buildings with electronic display in the Campus Safety office
- 24-hour patrols on grounds and buildings
- Alarms in key areas
- Safety education and programming
- Trained Campus Safety officers
- Escorts upon request