Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness
It is the goal of the university and ISU Public Safety to ensure that the campus community is conscious of their own safety. ISU Public Safety officers coordinate efforts with the Director of University Housing, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Health, the Idaho Falls Center Director and local police Community Services Offices to initiate educational programs in the areas of crime prevention and safety awareness. This is accomplished through programs such as Campus Watch, New Student Orientation, New Employee Orientation, workshops, seminars, dorm meetings, newsletters and pamphlets that target individual areas of concern.
Areas of concern include, but are not limited to, residential security, personal property inventory, vehicle safety, alcohol and drug awareness, personal safety, rape and acquaintance rape precautions, domestic violence issues, and what to do if you cannot avoid the occurrence of a problem.
This page is designed to keep you updated on crime prevention activities sponsored by ISU Public Safety and to serve as your link to crime prevention programs and services offered by ISU Public Safety.
- RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
- Safety Escorts
- Campus Watch
- On-Line Bicycle Registration
- On-Line Vacation House Checks
- Family Services Alliance 24 Hour Crisis Line
- Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault
- Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus
Be Safe... Not Scared!
Your college years will be different, exciting, thrilling, boring, and yes, sometimes, frightening. ISU Public Safety's mission is to provide you with information and skills to help you take care of yourself. Check out our crime statistics and crime alerts to know what crimes are taking place in and around your campus. Use our crime prevention pages and safety tips to make your college experience a safer time for you. A few tips are listed below and links to other safety pages follow the tips.
- You could be a victim of an armed robbery or a home invasion.
- Lock your doors at all times - even when at home.
- Invest in a portable door alarm (Home Depot/Lowes).
- Dogs are great alarms.
- Leave outside lights on at night and close your curtains.
- Take a cab or, when on campus, call for a safety escort (Public Safety ext. 2515).
- Avoid unpopulated and poorly lit areas.
- Be alert and cautious of anyone approaching you
- Remember - Your guard is down when drinking alcohol.