Dear campus community member:
We would like to provide you with an update regarding a Campus Safety Notice we issued last week, when it was reported that an individual had entered a student’s room at Daniels Hall without permission. The offender in that case has been identified as a 13-year-old individual who does not live in Champaign County. We interviewed him last week in the presence of a parent, and we will be working with the appropriate agencies to address the situation.
Residence hall security is important to us, so please take the time to review the below precautions to keep yourself and others safe.
- Do not allow strangers to follow you into your building. It may seem polite to hold the door for someone, but that often allows unauthorized people to enter. It is OK to ask someone to swipe their card to enter a residence hall.
- Watch your belongings. Theft is the most common crime on college campuses everywhere, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is no exception. Lock up or secure your personal belongings whenever possible, even if they are sitting right next to you.
- Lock your doors. The easiest way to prevent theft and burglary is by locking the door to your vehicle or residence. Criminals often will look for an open door or window to steal your items.
- Bring it with you. If you’re leaving campus for an extended period of time, bring your valuables with you. During school breaks, criminals will take advantage of an empty campus.
- Be alert, and trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Call police if something looks odd — we're happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
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