Campus Safety and Parking
Campus Safety at Dickinson State facilitates a safe and positive campus environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property is our most important concern. You deserve to feel safe at DSU.
Our Office of Emergency Management continually works to develop, maintain, and enforce practices that make sure all our safety and emergency systems operate smoothly.
On this page, you’ll find links to:
- The Clery Annual Security Report
- The DSU Emergency Quick Reference Guide
- The Anonymous Tip Form
- Other safety and security information
The Office of Emergency Management is in the Student Center, room 109. The Information Desk takes care of parking permits, ID cards, and lost and found items.
In an emergency where ambulance, police, or fire personnel are required, call 911.
- In an emergency, call 911.
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay in well-lit, open areas when moving about after dark. Don’t go out alone if possible.
- Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle. Check inside before you get in. Once inside, lock your doors.
- Park in well-lit areas. If someone is loitering nearby or approaches your vehicle, stay inside until you feel comfortable exiting the vehicle. If not, drive away or contact someone to meet you.
- After exiting your vehicle, lock it behind you.
- Write down the serial numbers of any personal property you have in your room, apartment, and vehicle. Keep this information in a separate location.
- Don’t leave cash or easily stolen items laying out in plain view.
- Keep your doors locked, even if only leaving for a few minutes.
- Never prop exterior doors open.
- Never loan your room or apartment keys to another person.
Annual security and fire safety reports are prepared to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report compiles specific information including crime prevention, fire safety, law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other importance matters related to campus security and safety. This report also has information about campus crime statistics and resources to aid you in being safety minded. We encourage everyone in our campus community to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus.
DSU Emergency Management developed the Blue Hawk SAFE app to put safety and security features, including weather and COVID-19 info, in the palm of your hand. AppArmor Mobile (www.apparmor.com) developed the software.
Blue Hawk SAFE is free to download, available for Android and iPhones. It features emergency contacts, emergency action plans, safety toolbox, maps, safety tips, and other important resources available at the touch of a button. It also gives safety and weather alerts and important safety information and in real time.
Blue Hawk SAFE
The Emergency Management office is the main site for lost and found valuables (electronics, ID cards, other property). If you find an unattended item, bring it to the Information Desk, and we’ll try to find the owner. If we can’t find the owner, we’ll add the property to our found items list, noting where it was found.
- protect pedestrians
- use available parking space in the best interests of the entire university
- maximize parking area consistent with DSU community needs
All employees, and students who choose to park on DSU property must have a University parking permit. Visitors or guest must have a temporary parking permit (Visitor) or park in visitor or open parking. Any motorized vehicle operated on the property of Dickinson State University is subject to all regulations governing parking at the University.