By Jillian Schwartz
Two Loyola University Chicago students reported that an unauthorized person entered their locked Regis room and repositioned belongings while they were out.
Loyola’s Campus Safety sent a reminder email to students reminding them to keep their doors locked, but is the reminder enough?
Earlier this week, a University of Illinois at Chicago student was assaulted when an unauthorized man entered the dorm.
UIC has stepped up their safety patrols, requiring guests to sign-in during daytime hours, but Loyola has not made any announcement about upping their police patrols.
In this case, the Loyola students’ door was locked, so students are looking to the unversity to increase security measures beyond a reminder email.
Here is the full email from Campus Safety:
Campus Safety is writing to inform you of an unauthorized entry to a residence hall room that was reported to Residence Life and Campus Safety staff. Two students reported they returned to their locked room in Regis and it was obvious that belongings in the room had been repositioned while they were out of their room.
Please follow these safety tips for the residence halls:
- Always lock your door whenever you leave your room.
- Do not lend your room key or ID to any other person.
- Always escort your guests and only check-in people you know.
- Everyone must swipe their ID to gain access to residence halls. Do not hold gates/doors for others to gain access.
- Report all suspicious persons and activities to Campus Safety and Residence Life staff immediately.
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety