The Security Office is dedicated to maintaining a safe environment for its students, employees, and visitors. Its mission is to protect members of the university community from crime and the fear of crime by providing protection, service, and education. The security staff feels a strong responsibility to inform everyone of the steps they can take to reduce risks.
- Lock rooms, offices and cars when you leave, if even for a few minutes. Thieves can enter an area, take your property and be gone in a matter of seconds. Keep first floor windows locked and curtains closed when you are not there.
- There is safety in numbers. When possible, travel in groups. When this is not an option, call the campus escort service at 563/333-6104 for an escort to any place on campus. This service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Take the time to avoid potentially dangerous situations or persons. Trusting your instincts and using common sense are your best protective techniques.
- Any time you notice suspicious activity or persons, report it by calling security staff as soon as possible.