SAU Police Department Wants You to


Have a Plan!

  • Select your events and purchase tickets in advance if possible.
  • Designate drivers for each activity.
  • Park in well-lit parking areas and write down where you parked.
  • Stick together. Never travel alone. Leave with the group you came with.
  • Make sure you have the telephone numbers for the group.
  • Tell someone where you are going. 
  • Keep cell phones charged!

Be Responsible.

  • Do not participate in illegal substances or impairing substances!
  • Do not consume alcohol if you are less than 21 years of age.
  • If you are of legal age to consume alcohol, drink responsibly.
  • Do not accept open-container drinks from strangers.
  • Designate drivers who have agreed not to consume alcohol or call a friend.
  • Be mindful of police checkpoints and plan accordingly.
  • Remember, North Carolina Law prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while drinking alcoholic beverages or under the influence of impairing substances!

Be Aware of Your Surroundings.

  • Be aware of what’s going on around you at all times.
  • Take notice of street names, parking signs, and landmarks.
  • If you suspect someone is following you, cross the street, change direction, or go to a place where others are standing and call 911!
  • Remember that people use high-traffic/crowded events as a time to commit crimes.
  • Don’t be a hero if you experience a confrontation with someone trying to victimize you. Get a good description and call the police.

Protect Your Valuables!

  • Keep personal identification on you at all times
  • Limit the amount of cash and credit cards you carry with you.
  • Secure cell phones and electronic devices properly when not in use.
  • Keep handbags close when not accessing contents.
  • Secure all valuable items in the trunk of your vehicle. Do not leave valuables visible in your car.

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard

  • Be mindful. Do not let the festive atmosphere catch you off guard.
  • Be aware of ticket scalpers. Purchase all event tickets from the approved ticket venues.
  • Avoid displaying large sums of money.
  • Keep your room and vehicle doors locked at all times.
  • Don’t take rides from strangers.
  • Having fun is a priority during Homecoming, but safety should always be first!

Call for HELP!

  • Call campus police at 919.516.4911 when you notice any suspicious activity. Or call 911.
  • Remember, safety and security are everyone’s responsibility.
  • To report any anonymous tips, call 5202 or 919.516.5202.