Simple steps such as locking dorm rooms or not opening strange e-mails can go a long way toward making life less stressful for young people already adjusting to college life.

That will be the message emphasized at a campus safety forum set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in G20 Ming Hsieh Hall on West Virginia Universitys Downtown Campus.

Who have �€~Ubeen leaving your door open tois designed to create awareness and inform WVU students about campus safety. Pi Sigma Sigma, a policy studies honorary fraternity at WVU , is sponsoring the forum.

The event will feature four speakers offering safety tips pertaining to various aspects of student life.

Speakers and their topics:

  • Sgt. Peggy Runyon of University Police, campus safety
  • Jason Thomas, a lecturer in the WVU Department of Political Science, and Amy L. Kuhn, information security program director for the WVU Office of Information Technology, cyber safety
  • Deborah Beazley, sexual assault prevention educator for Student Health Service at WVU , safe sex practices

The forum is free and open to the public. The Department of Political Science will provide refreshments.