In the News: Office of Student Life offers free tools to keep students safe

Students are responding to an offer from The Ohio State University to increase their home security in the campus area.

The Office of Student Life’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services supports off-campus students with free safety devices, including window and door alarms and light timers. An email reminder to students this weekend garnered more than 500 requests for the service.

“It is available for all students at Ohio State although we primarily target the off-campus population, and we’ve been doing this for over 10 years now,” said Rachel DeMooy, program manager for Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services.

DeMooy said home burglaries are often crimes of opportunity, and deterrence plays a big role in preventing them.

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