Because concern with personal safety and the security of property is shared by all segments of the university community, several practices and policies have been established to ensure as safe a community as possible.
All nonresidents (guests) must be escorted by a hall resident when in living areas. Residence halls are locked at night and all residents must show student identification for entrance. All doors are locked at 12 a.m. and will re-open at 7 a.m. and a university staff member is present to ensure that only residents and their registered guests are permitted to enter. Staff members conduct daily rounds which include checking security measures and reporting any issues which require maintenance.
Other Campus Facilities
Other campus facilities have specified hours of operation based on their use and the functions they contain. These buildings are secured at closing times. Most academic buildings on campus will be locked at 10 p.m. while most administrative buildings are locked at 5 p.m., though these times will vary. University Police officers actively patrol the campus in vehicles, on bicycle, and on foot. Buildings are periodically checked by University Police officers.
Facilities and landscaping are maintained in a manner that minimizes hazardous conditions. Ball State police regularly patrol the campus and report malfunctioning lights and other unsafe physical conditions to Facilities Management for correction. Other members of the university community are asked to report observed equipment problems to Work Control at (765)285-5081. Additionally, a Public Safety committee comprised of faculty and staff members conduct a physical survey of campus two times each year to note and recommend safety and security concerns; a student committee carries out a similar function.
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