Jogging and Walking

UM-Dearborn has wonderful trails for jogging and walking. However, it’s important as a pedestrian to be vigilant and pay attention to your surroundings—especially at night or whenever you’re jogging or walking alone. The following guidelines can help you stay safe:

  • Jog or walk with a friend. If you can, bring someone you trust with you.
  • Stick to familiar territory. Knowing where you are and where you’re going will save you from getting lost.
  • Avoid secluded areas, especially at night. If you’re out and about after dark, stick to well-lit and populated areas.
  • Always carry your phone. You never know when you may need to call for help in the event of an emergency.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing. Again, this is especially important at night. As a pedestrian, you need to be seen by drivers.
  • Face oncoming traffic. You need to see what’s coming toward you.
  • Don’t wear headphones. If you’re zoned out listening to music, you’re not paying attention to your surroundings. You’re more likely to bump into people, trip, walk into traffic or become a target for theft or attack.
  • Carry a whistle. Use it to alert people in the vicinity if you ever feel that you’re in danger. The loud sound and extra attention can help ward off attackers or stalkers.
  • Report suspicious activity. If you’re ever approached by someone who makes you feel unsafe or otherwise find yourself in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, call the Department of Public Safety dispatch at 313-593-5333. If it's an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Safety Escort Service

Safety escort service is available 24/7/365 for all members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn community. Call dispatch at 313-593-5333 and give your name, location and destination whenever you need a safety escort. An officer will be glad to meet you and walk you to your car or other campus destination.

Department of Public Safety

Campus Support Services Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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