does UIS do to make campus housing and other campus
facilities safe for students and employees?
UIS controls the installation of lock-cores
and the issuance of keys. All keys are coded with a
core number and a personal ID number rather than room
numbers, so lost or stolen keys cannot be matched
with a particular room or building.
When students move into campus housing,
they receive information on safety/security. Students
are asked to help enforce security procedures.
Personnel from campus housing are responsible for
assisting locked-out housing residents.
Most exterior doors on campus buildings
are locked and secured each evening by the campus
police department. Users of campus buildings should
not compromise security by propping open doors or
loaning keys. During the late night hours, campus
police officers provide random patrols of campus
buildings and parking lots.
As part of their patrol responsibilities,
campus police officers report repairs needed for
exterior lighting. Students and staff are also asked
to report exterior lighting deficiencies or other
needed repairs. To improve nighttime visibility,
trees, shrubs, and vegetation on campus are trimmed.
A monthly security survey is performed by campus
police to identify any lighting or landscaping
What else does
UIS do to prevent crime?
The following services are designed to
reduce opportunities for crime:
- Code Blue emergency telephones -
placed along walkways and in the parking lots
throughout the campus provide, a direct line
to campus police.
- Escort service - provided by the
campus police department.
address the education component of crime prevention?
Aggression Defense classes,
seminars, new student orientations, pamphlets and
publications, the campus police department and other
campus units offer educational opportunities to the
UIS community throughout the year.
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