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Safety is a Priority

Housing & Residence Life has procedures and resources to promote safety and security. Safety is everyone's responsibility; our individual actions are our best preventive measure.

Housing Safety Precautions

  • Residents must scan their identification card to enter their building.
  • Student security staff members walk throughout buildings from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Resident Assistants and professional staff are on call 24/7.
  • Security cameras are located at entrances and exits to all buildings.
  • Health and safety checks performed each semester in all rooms.
  • KU Public Safety patrols campus, including student housing.
  • Students living on campus must have a meningitis vaccination. The policy is available at Watkins Health Services
  • Residents are responsible for reading and following policies in the Student Housing Handbook.

Campus Safety Information

  • The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics and campus resources is available.
  • The Fire Safety Report is included in the public safety Clery Report. Federal regulation 668.49 – Institutional fire safety policies and fire statistics.
  • Concealed carry is allowed in Kansas public buildings by the state law called the Personal and Family Protection Act.