How to stay safe both on and off campus

Henry Ford College has two of the safest campuses in the state, and our Campus Safety team collaborates with the entire community to keep everyone safe.

Campus and community safety is everyone's responsibility. Here are some tips to help you remain safe, and to keep our shared community safe and secure.

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you see anything suspicious, contact Campus Safety immediately. "See something, say something!"

  2. To remain alert and aware, you may wish to avoid using your cell phone or electronic device such as a tablet, music player, or headphones while you are walking on campus.

  3. Avoid loaning your personal possessions, such as your cell phone, tablet, laptop, or other devices, to strangers. If a stranger asks you for your phone, you have options. You can offer to make a call for them, or you can refer them to Campus Safety for assistance. You should never feel obligated to turn over your device to a stranger.

  4. When possible, walk in pairs or groups at night. Campus Safety offers SafeWalk if you would like someone to walk you to your car or across campus at night.

  5. Be sure to lock your car when it is parked. If you are sitting in your car when it is parked, you should still lock the doors.

  6. Make sure someone always knows where you are and when to expect your return.

  7. If you witness harassment or discrimination, do not confront the harasser. Support the targeted person by standing (or sitting) with them and talking to them, as a way of providing solidarity and connection. If the incident continues or becomes threatening, contact Campus Safety at 313-845-9630 for help.