Student Housing Safety

residenceIn addition to a full-time, professional residence hall director with specially trained resident assistants and community advisors living within student housing, there are a number of security features including:

  • Card access controlled exterior entrance doors
  • Gated, card access-controlled parking for residents
  • Room door lock is changed for lost keys
  • Surveillance cameras throughout the building
  • Wide angle viewer in suite entry door
  • Blue light emergency phones
  • Regular patrols inside and outside student housing by Department of Public Safety (DPS) police officers and security officers
  • Safety awareness programs
  • Reception desk staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
Additional safety precautions:
  • Make a habit of keeping your doors locked. Lock your doors when sleeping or when leaving a roommate asleep inside.
  • Do not leave valuables in open view. Take valuables home during vacation.
  • Never prop open doors.
  • Never allow unknown persons to enter your room.
  • Report suspicious individuals to DPS.
  • Require identification and authorization from maintenance staff requesting access to your room.
  • Report all doors, locks, and windows that are in need of repair to the residence hall staff.
  • Be suspicious of unknown persons loitering or checking doors in your hall, and call DPS at 569-3400.
  • Backpacks, purses, book bags, etc. should never be left unattended.