As always, students are advised to walk in pairs, but for times when that isn't possible, the Security Office is there to help. Escorts are available 24 hours a day, and may be arranged by contacting the security desk in Cosgrove Hall at 563/333-6104. Escorts are available to and from any on-campus location.
The Security Office offers several programs to raise the security consciousness and overall level of safety for members of the university community. Programs include campus safety and risk reduction, basic self defense, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), travel safety, building security audits, alcohol and drug awareness, and workplace violence. Additional programs can be added as requested by students and staff.
For emergencies, eight blue cap phones are located around campus. Activation of this phone opens a direct line between the caller and the 24-hour security desk in Cosgrove Hall. A strobe light on the top of the phone is also activated, directing attention to the caller.
St. Ambrose offers Rape Aggression Defense courses several times a year. RAD's objective is "To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." For more information or program dates contact the Director of Security. You may also visit the RAD. website at www.rad-systems.com.
From time to time, students may find themselves locked out of their residential room. When this occurs, students need to fill out an unlock form at the Cosgrove security desk. Once the proper paperwork has been completed, the rounds guard will be available to unlock the student's room at his/her earliest convenience. The first unlock is without charge, but subsequent lock-outs will cost the student.