Lake-Sumter Community College

Safety at Lake-Sumter State College


Safety Tips

-Program LSSC Security phone numbers into your phone.
-Be aware of your surroundings at all times including times when you may be less alert and more vulnerable to an attack (e.g., illness or when tired)
-Use discretion and caution when taking shortcuts through isolated parts of campus.
-Park in well-lighted areas; have your keys in your hand as you approach your car, lock your doors when driving and immediately after entering your vehicle.
-As you approach your vehicle, scan the area under and around your vehicle; check the back seat and floor before you enter your vehicle
-If you have vehicle trouble, signal for help by raising the hood or turn on flashing lights
-Remain in your vehicle with doors locked until identifiable help arrives
-Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle that contains various items such as a flashlight, distress signs, and bottled water.
-Check the inside of an elevator before entering; wait for the next elevator if you have any concerns; when riding an elevator, stand by the control board. If you feel in danger, press all the buttons and get off the elevator as soon as possible. (Note: LSSC campus elevators are equipped with either emergency phones or push-button alarm bells.)
-Check bus schedules to avoid long waits at a bus stop; become familiar with routes and timetables in your area; wait for buses at well-lighted stops and, if possible, join others at a nearby stop
-Take a few minutes and think about how you would react to various situations that could arise, such as a robbery or if you are attacked.
-Remember to: trust your instincts, never be afraid to be impolite or make a scene (even if it is someone you know), and try to remain calm. 

LSSC Annual Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to publish an annual security report containing campus security policies and procedures, as well as crime statistics. The Clery Act was enacted in 1990, and amended in 1992, 1998, 2000, 2008, and most recently in 2013.

The following information is provided to you as part of Lake-Sumter State College’s commitment to safety and security on campus and satisfies all of the requirements of the Clery Act. This Annual Security Report includes information about a variety of security policies, services and programs available to you as members of the College community. All statistics in this Annual Security Report are presented and updated in compliance with amendments to the Act.

View the Annual Security Report & Clery Act Crime Statistics (updated every September)