Allegheny is a pretty chill place. A lot of things operate on the honor system. Buildings are left open late at night, and there isn’t one security camera or burglar alarm. However, there is a system set up so that in an emergency situation (à la Virginia Tech), a mass e-mail/text message is sent out to the students from the Security Office.
Security on campus is most concerned with the students’ rights and creating an environment that stresses personal responsibility and trust. The flipside of that is that theft does happen. Allegheny students are not the only ones who can walk into open buildings; things go missing from sports lockers or unlocked cars every once in a while. Whatever it is you’re trying to get away with, if you’re smart, you won’t get caught. Don’t go to really loud parties if you’re underage and don’t get so drunk that you’ll look drunk walking home. If the party spills out onto the lawn, don’t go anywhere near it. It’s bound to be busted within the next 10 to 15 minutes.