Security is a priority

KU Student Housing has a variety of procedures and resources in place to promote safety and security. Safety is ALL of our responsibility and our individual actions are our best preventive measure.

KU Student Housing produces the Stay Safe poster (pdf) annually. The poster provides you with tips, suggestions, and resources for maintaining a safe community.


  • 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 on call 24/7
  • Security cameras at entrances and exits to all buildings
  • Health and safety checks performed each semester in all rooms
  • KU Public Safety patrols campus
  • The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics and campus resources is available at the Annual Security Report.
  • KU’s meningitis vaccination policy for students living on campus is available at Watkins Health Services.
  • Residents are responsible for reading and following policies in the Student Housing Handbook (pdf).

Safety, including fire safety

The Fire Safety Report is included in the public safety Clery Report, pursuant to federal regulation 668.49 – Institutional fire safety policies and fire statistics.


Concealed Carry

Pursuant to Kansas law, the concealed carry of handguns shall be permitted on University campuses beginning on July 1, 2017.

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities