When leaving your dorm room, home, or office, lock doors and windows even if you will be gone for "just a minute."
Never leave your purse, wallet, or valuables exposed; store them out of sight. Be especially careful with your credit cards, which are very popular items among thieves because they are usually easy to steal and then use again. Consider obtaining a credit card with your photo imprinted on it.
Computers, especially if they are portable, are primary targets of theft. Consider the purchase of a locking security or tracking device.
Contact Public Safety to borrow engravers; engrave computers, stereos, and televisions with your driver's license number (including home state) or department name. Do not engrave on removable serial number plates.
Keep a list of all items and serial numbers in a safe place.