Security of Facilities

Interior and exterior doors of campus buildings are locked each evening by security officers. Faulty locks or other security deficiencies are reported daily by Campus Safety officers to the Facilities Services staff for repair or replacement.

Residence Life Assistants are on duty in residence halls to monitor access to buildings and to provide assistance to the students during evening hours (7 p.m. to midnight, and until 1 a.m. on weekends). Residence Night Watch persons, who work in conjunction with Campus Safety staff, are on duty from midnight until 6 a.m. 7 days a week. The Night Watch persons are responsible to ensure that only residents and their authorized guests are allowed in the residence halls after hours.

Exterior doors to the residence halls are locked at midnight Sunday through Thursday and at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Only the main entrance to each hall can be used at these times. Campus Safety officers regularly patrol the campus and check exterior and interior doors and grounds several times each evening to ensure the security of the residence halls and other campus facilities.

Exterior lighting is an important part of the University's commitment to safety and security. Parking lots, walkways, and building exteriors are well lighted. Formal surveys of exterior lighting on campus are conducted by Campus Safety officers on a routine basis and reported to the Facilities Services director for repair or replacement. Members of the campus community are encouraged to report any exterior lighting problems, safety, security, or maintenance concerns to the Facilities Services Department, extension 7261 (or 479-524-7261).