On behalf of the Office of Public Safety I would like to welcome you to the Wesleyan community. We are looking forward to your arrival on campus!
College campuses across the country are generally safe places for students attending them and our campus is no different. In many instances though this leads to a relaxed attitude toward personal safety and security measures and students tend to let their guard down. A majority of the crimes that occur on campus are crimes of opportunity. One area we typically see this is in bicycle thefts. Bicycle thefts have become a growing problem on college campuses and Wesleyan is no exception. If you are bringing a bike to campus please keep the following tips in mind:
-Always secure your bike with a heavy duty U lock. Cable locks are easily cut.
-Use indoor bike racks when possible as opposed to outdoor racks.
-Secure the bike by locking the front tire and frame to the rack. While not foolproof this will discourage someone looking for a quick steal.
-Use a cable lock in addition to a U lock to further thwart the theft of your bike.
– Register your bike on campus so your serial number is recorded.
The Office of Public Safety will be conducting bike registration sessions in early September so please look for further information once you arrive on campus. Our “Lock It or Lose It “campaign will be in full swing during the fall semester to help raise awareness. We encourage you to visit our website at www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety for more information on bicycle safety as well as other safety related information.
See you soon!
Capt. Paul Verrillo, Office of Public Safety