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Security Tips

Play It Safe

Tips to help you exercise caution

Urbana University takes pride in providing a safe campus environment. While the crime that occurs most often on campus is theft-related, crimes against persons occasionally occur as well.

As a member of the campus community, it’s important to understand some basic safety principles and exercise caution and common sense. 


Safety and Security on Campus

  • 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 Campus Safety.
  • 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.

Active Shooter Emergency Response

The Urbana University Department of Safety & Security Services works hard to maintain the highest level of safety across our campus community. In collaboration with our students, staff, faculty, visitors and local law enforcement, we participate in safety services and crime-prevention programs that help make Urbana a safe and secure place to work and learn.

With this goal in mind, the Department of Safety & Security Services has collaborated with our safety partners to provide a video addressing what you can do to stay safe in the event of an active shooter and/or active aggressor incident on our campus.

While it is everyone’s hope we never have to deal with this situation, we hope you will make time to watch this important video:

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