The number of bikes on campus has risen as has the value of the average bicycle.
Concomitantly, the number of bikes stolen on campus has increased, with mountain
bikes and other touring styles are the main targets. Most of those stolen are
unsecured or secured with cable or chain and a padlock. The Office of Public
Safety recommends a hardened bar or horseshoe type locking device. Many good
locks of this type are on the market and, as a service and proactive method of
reducing this type of larceny, Public Safety sells a medium grade bar lock to
students at a reasonable price. For further information, contact Public Safety
at 685-2345 or stop by the office located at 208 High Street.
For your bike security and
convenience, the University has placed numerous bike racks throughout campus.
In conjunction with a recommended lock, use of these facilities will decrease
the likelihood of your bicycle being stolen.
If you bring a bicycle to campus:
Register your bicycle with
Engrave your bicycle with your Driver's License number
(for more information
see Operation I.D.)
Use a good horseshoe bar style lock and lock it according to the
Always lock your bicycle preferably to a bike rack. If permitted by
Residential Life, keep the bike in your residence hall room
Note: Due to the adverse impact on fire egress and building
accessibility, bicycles that impede entrance to or exit from
buildings (including handrails and ramps) may have their locks cut
and be confiscated by Physical Plant. Bicycles that are not
claimed by the next semester will be donated.
If you find that your bicycle has
been removed, please contact Physical Plant at