Thefts are on the rise, according to Campus Security manager Lanny Fritz. There were 19 reports of theft in September resulting in over $34,000 in losses.
"Traditionally, theft would be at one of its higher points [right now]," said Fritz. "Because we've got a campus full of people, most of our thefts are stolen backpacks with textbooks and calculators, laptops and those kinds of things."
Students who leave their valuables unattended are most at risk.