Personal Safety on Campus

Phone: 563.589.3333

The University of Dubuque’s Safety and Security Department is fully committed to maintaining a safe campus where students, faculty, and staff can work and study in a secure environment. Safety is a shared responsibility and security begins by being aware of one’s surroundings and reporting suspicious persons, activities, or safety concerns. The cooperation, involvement, and vigilance of students, faculty, and staff in a campus safety program are needed to make our campus as safe as possible. We encourage all UD community members to take responsibility for their own safety and security by reporting crimes, suspicious activity, or other emergencies immediately to the Safety and Security Department. By accepting this responsibility, members of the UD community assist in maintaining a safer and more secure campus environment.


Since the opportunity for crime exists everywhere, the campus community should also take precautions to avoid dangerous or risky situations. The following are safety and security tips:

  • Use the “buddy” system when walking, especially after dark.
  • Park vehicles and/or walk in well-lighted areas.
  • Use the escort service on campus which is available 24 hours a day by calling Security at x3333 or 563.589.3333.
  • Lock and double-check residence halls and vehicle doors and windows when leaving, even if for a short period of time.
  • Be sure to report lost keys or ID cards immediately.
  • Don’t leave your possessions unattended.
  • Don’t leave large amounts of money in your room, and keep valuables out of sight, if you can’t keep your valuables on your person.
  • Make a list of your valuables, including books, and mark them with an ID that can help in their recovery and record serial numbers of valuables such as DVDs, stereos, computers, etc. Take photos of items. Have valuables such as computers engraved by the Safety and Security Department through Operation Identification.
  • Report any broken or flickering lights, dimly lit corridors, and broken locks or windows.

For more information vist the University Campus Safety page.

To view the Clery report for The University of Dubuque: CLICK HERE

Since the opportunity for crime exists everywhere, the campus community should also take precautions to avoid dangerous or risky situations. The following are safety and security tips:

  • Use the “buddy” system when walking, especially after dark.
  • Park vehicles and/or walk in well-lighted areas.
  • Use the escort service on campus which is available 24 hours a day by calling Security at x3333 or 563.589.3333.
  • Lock and double-check residence halls and vehicle doors and windows when leaving, even if for a short period of time.
  • Be sure to report lost keys or ID cards immediately.
  • Don’t leave your possessions unattended.
  • Don’t leave large amounts of money in your room, and keep valuables out of sight, if you can’t keep your valuables on your person.
  • Make a list of your valuables, including books, and mark them with an ID that can help in their recovery and record serial numbers of valuables such as DVDs, stereos, computers, etc. Take photos of items. Have valuables such as computers engraved by the Safety and Security Department through Operation Identification.
  • Report any broken or flickering lights, dimly lit corridors, and broken locks or windows.

For more information vist the University Campus Safety page.

To view the Clery report for The University of Dubuque: CLICK HERE