The staff of the residence halls and University Student Apartments works closely with university police to make the communities safe and secure. All residents ultimately share the responsibility for security of the community.
Students and employees should familiarize themselves with campus resources regarding safety and avoid behaviors that put them at risk. Residence hall advisors can answer questions and assist with problems. Residence hall staffs are on duty each evening to help university police create a secure environment. Staff members do nightly rounds within the buildings. An on-call system assures resident issues are addressed during the evenings and weekends. Each residence hall living area entrance is locked on a 24-hour basis. Only residents of the building can enter their assigned residence hall. Visitors must be escorted by the resident host. A resident assistant in each court/complex supervises University Student Apartments.
The University of Utah police regularly patrol these areas to assure a safe and secure community. Our philosophy is to increase interaction between residents and police in regard to community issues. All safety related concerns should be directed to the appropriate staff in the residence halls or university apartments.
- Develop a relationship with neighbors that will encourage checking on one another often.
- Report suspicious persons or activities to University Police.
- Lock up wallets, purses, jewelry, and other valuables.
- Report safety hazards, unsafe lighting, and defective equipment.
- Be aware of your surroundings, know where you are, know where you are going and what to expect.
- Avoid walking alone and let people know where you are going.
- Plan your walking trips in advance and choose a safe well-lighted and populated route.
- Remember, most crime is committed in response to the opportunity, so the best prevention is to eliminate opportunities.
- Keep your residence doors locked at all times on and off campus.
- Limit or restrict access to your living area.