Keeping valuables safe on campus
The Department of Public Safety recommends that members of the campus community record the serial numbers of all valuable equipment, computers, stereos, televisions, etc. and file them away for safekeeping. When engraving valuables, DO NOT use a Social Security number. Instead use information that will have meaning to the owner alone, such as family birth dates or mother's maiden name.
Property should never be left unattended in public areas, and offices and rooms should be locked when unattended. The thefts that have occurred on campus have been “crimes of opportunity”, i.e. property was stolen because it was left unattended in a public area or because it was left unsecured in an unlocked office or residence hall room.