What Will You Do?

Maintaining a Secure Residence Hall


You notice a student who leaves the door propped open to a residence hall building. You feel this is not safe and that it needs to be addressed.


  • Direct"Please use the lock and keep your community safe. I'd hate for your stuff to get stolen because somebody walked into your house without a key."
  • Shifting Attitudes: "I see the door propped open and I worry about the safety of people inside. Is there a reason you need this open and can I help you?"
  • Distract and Delegate: Wait until the student leaves, remove the door prop and call Residential Life and/or Public Safety to make them aware of this situation in case it's a recurring problem.