In our residence halls, we have implemented several security measures to ensure that
students living on campus have a secure environment.
- Professional staffare located inevery residence hall. Each residence hall has a full-time
professional hall director who lives in the building. These professionals are trained
in emergency response, provide an around-the-clock presence in buildings and can immediately
respond to any areas of concern.
- Central office and hall director staff have completed the Community Emergency Response
Team (CERT) training and certification program.
- A professional hall director is on call 24-hours-a-day and carries a dedicated cell
phone. That individual's name and phone extensionare posted at the Towers Front Desk.
- Each hall director office is equipped with a two-way radio.
- Resident Assistants (RAs) live on each floor of every residence hall and are required
to schedule and postsix room hours on their floor each week.
- Emergency contact information is postedfor the RA on duty, the hall director of the
building, front desk(s), Department of Public Safety and Counseling and Disability
Services on a bulletin board next to the RAs' rooms on each floor. This information
is also accessible in the Residence Life Handbook.
- Two RAs are on call every night from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. and are required to complete
several rounds throughout the building together toinspect for safety, health and security
compliance. They carry a cell phone and are identifiableby name badges.
- Main entrances to every residence hall are locked 24-hours-a-day.
- Residents living in community-style buildings are provided two keys. The first key
unlocks a door to enter the floor on which they live and the other key unlocks their
room. Stairwell doors are also locked.
- Each resident room door in Towers East, Towers South and Cheney is equipped with deadbolt
- Door prop alarms are installed in many of the high-traffic entrance doors to each
of the residence halls. Under this system, an alarm will sound if any main residence
hall entrance door is propped open for longer than 15 seconds.
- There is a24-hour-a-day, seven days a weekaccessible Customer Service Desk at Towers.
- At the Towers Complex, adjacent to the Towers Front Desk, isa Department of Public
Safety satellite station. Officers operate part-timefrom the satellite station andbring
additional presence and security throughout the residence halls during night hours.
The main Department of Public Safety Office is located in the Dearmont Residence Complex.
- Towers North, Towers West, Group Housing and Vandiver Residence Hall rooms are equipped
with a viewing device in each room door. The lounge doors in Towers South, East, Group
Housing and Dearmont are equipped with a viewing device in the door as well. The viewing
device allows the resident to identify visitors without opening the door.
- Each hall is equipped with an outside courtesy call box which allows non-residents
to call residents to gain entrance through a secured door. Call boxes are installed
on the exterior of all residence halls located on the south side of campus. Courtesy
phones areinstalled in the Towers Complex lobbyin place of the call boxes.
- The messages of crime prevention and security awarenessare promoted throughout the
residence halls. Residents are encouraged to keep their room door locked at night
and whenever they leave their rooms, report suspicious situations, take responsibility
for making sure doors are not propped and escort their guests in the halls at all