Campus SafetyUrbana University is concerned about the safety and welfare of the campus community and visitors, and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. A competent Residence Life staff, a trained Campus Safety department, and the faculty, staff and students are all responsible for following measures to ensure their safety and the protection of their possessions. Security is provided by the Department of Campus Safety, which operates 24 hours a day.
Lost and Found
Campus Safety maintains a Lost and Found for the University. Recovered items can be brought to/picked up at the Campus Safety office in Blackmer Hall. Items are dated the day they are received and will be held for one year.
Urbana University takes pride in having a “safe” campus. However, while the majority of criminal activity on campus is theft-related, crimes against persons do occasionally occur. The campus community should develop an understanding of some basic safety principles and exercise caution and common sense.
Suggestions for improving personal safety and security
- Be alert to the presence of strangers in public and non-public areas of campus; report their presence to Campus Safety.
- Call Campus Safety to escort you on campus and/or to your car if you feel uneasy about your safety.
- Exterior doors to the residential areas should be kept shut and locked at all times.
- Room and suite doors should be locked even when the student leaves for only a short time.
- Residents should ask visitors to identify themselves before allowing them access to the building or their room.
- Keys should be carried at all times and never loaned to others.
- Cars should be parked in lighted areas and kept locked at all times. Valuables should be concealed.
- Keep money and valuables in a secure place. Do not keep excess amounts of cash in your room.
- Review your/your parents’ homeowner’s insurance to check for coverage of items you bring to campus. Consider leaving family heirlooms and other valuable items at home. The University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Record serial numbers or similar identifying numbers and/or makes of radios, watches, tape recorders, computers, etc. Copies of this information may be filed with the Campus Safety office.
- Record the numbers of all your credit cards and bank accounts. Keep addresses/phone numbers of the companies/banks so that you can notify them if your cards are lost or stolen.