Campus Safety


CSU is a great place to meet new people, make new friends, and for first-time college students, find their place in the community. College is also a place to stay vigilent and responsible. Crimes are most likely to occur when students let their guard down and are among strangers. If you witness a crime, you can alert our police anonymously from online.

While attending our campus we also ask that our students, faculty and staff follow all emergency instructions and exercise good judgement.

Areas of vigilence
Fire Prevention | Theft Prevention | Tornado Safety


 Fire Prevention | Back to the Top

from the National Association of State Fire Marshals
(NASFM)
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Fires that take place in residences are the deadliest fires that occur, according to the Fourteenth Edition of " Fire in the United States,"a report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United States Fire Administration, and the National Fire Data Center.

NASFM's mission is to protect lives, property and the environment from fire, and our primary focus is on preventing fires from occurring in the first place. To do this, we encourage manufacturers to make consumer products as fire-safe as they can be, and work to educate individuals to be careful with ignition sources. Click on the links below to learn more about NASFM's efforts to prevent various types of fires that occur in the home.


 Theft Prevention | Back to the Top

Protect your valuables with ultraviolet invisible marking as part of Student Affairs Risk Assessment project to reduce theft. Its FREE. Materials for marking are available at Off Campus Student Services, Community Crime Patrol, University Police, UNITS, and University Security Services and Fire Prevention as well as your residence hall RA. Marking your property will help to establish ownership as well as promote recovery if the item is lost or stolen.

How to prevent crime:

  • Lock your door when you leave, even if just going down the hall. It takes a thief 10 seconds to enter an open room and remove property.
  • Do not leave messages on your door that you are away and at what time you will return.
  • Don't walk home alone at night. Bring a friend.
  • Do not leave keys in hiding places or record your address on your key ring.
  • Do not provide personal identifying information over the phone.
  • Take your key with you whenever you leave your room.
  • Do not loan your room key to another.
  • Immediately report lost keys to the hall desk.
  • Be a community player don't prop doors open keep building creepers out!

How we are enhancing and promoting your safety:

  • 24/7 card access for residence halls.
  • Security Officer random patrols in hall areas.
  • Video surveillance at some hall entrances.
  • Safety poster campaign.
  • State of the art fire and smoke detection systems.
  • Registry of personal property.
  • Promotional safety information.
  • If you have suggestions about how we might work together for a safer living/learning environment please email the Police & Safety Department with your suggestion.

 Tornados | Back to the Top

From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration(NOAA)
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Spring and early summer are tornado season. A tornado warning is the sounding of an emergency siren for three minutes followed by seven minutes of silence take cover.

At first notice of a tornado warning, you should:

  • Stay inside away from windows, mirrors and glass.
  • Find a safe place under heavy furniture for protection from falling objects; or
  • Proceed to an inside hallway or below ground level.
  • Do not use elevator.
  • Remain in a safe area for at least 10 minutes after sirens stop sounding or until all clear signal is given