Campus Emergency Call 273-4000
Off-campus Emergency Call 911
Prevention Safety Tips
Campus | Residence Halls | Bikes | Parking Lots | Protect your
Car | Property Safety | Harassing
- Don't walk alone, always walk in a group or with
a friend. If you do not have someone with whom to walk, contact
the UNI Safety Escort.
- Choose well-lighted paths, avoid shortcuts. If
you see an area light out, please report it to the Physical Plant
- Be Aware! If you believe someone
is following you, occasionally look behind you. Immediately head
for the nearest Public Safety phone, lighted building, or group
of people. See the Emergency
- Don't give your name or your telephone number
- If you carry cash, don't flash it. The same goes
for ATM's. Use extra caution when using an ATM, by checking the
surroundings for suspicious persons.
the Residence Halls
- Never loan or give your room keys to anyone.
- Don't block open residence hall doors! You never know who may enter, it is dangerous to you and everyone
else in the building.
- Don't leave your room or go to sleep with your
- If you live on the ground floor of the dorms,
lock your windows when you leave.
- If you are on an elevator with someone who makes
you feel uncomfortable, exit as soon as possible. Don't take any
- Be careful when you use the bathroom or visit
the lounge late at night, always lock your doors.
- Discuss these safety tips with your roommate.
If only one of you are being safe, what about the other 50% of
- Report the loss of your keys immediately. UNI
Police (x3-2712) has a lost and found, they may be here.
- If you believe safety is being compromised in
your building, tell your RA or Hall Coordinator.
- Candles and incense are considered fire hazards
and are not allowed in the dorms.
- The resale of alcohol to others is always illegal.
Even if they are over 21, this is a misdemeanor offense known
as bootlegging. Don't take chances!
- Use bikes racks on campus. They are safer because
they are lighted and in plain view.
- Bikes locked to trees may be impounded by the
- Record the serial number and a physical description
(make, model, and color) of the bike. Keep the sales receipt.
- Register your bike with the Cedar Falls Police
Department by calling 273-8600.
- Always lock up your bike. Even if it is inside
a building, lock up the room that contains it. Never secure your
bike to objects like a chain-link fence, they can easily be cut.
- Get a high quality lock and use more than one
lock to secure components. If you have a quick-release front tire
or seat, lock it or take it with you.
- Lights, bags and cycling computers are easy to
steal, so consider removing them when not in use.
- Ride smart and safely. Use signals, be aware
of car doors, and remember to announce yourself to pedestrians
on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
- When approaching your parked car, have your keys
ready and check the interior of your car making sure no one is
inside your car before you enter.
- As soon as you are inside your car, lock all
- Utilize the Public Safety phones in the North
Dome and the South Art Lots to call for an UNI
- Anticipate when you will return to your car -
if it is after dark, park beneath a light.
- NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!
- Always Lock! If it is easy for you to get in,
it will be easy for others too.
- Windows should always be rolled up completely.
- A car in well-lighted and traveled area is difficult
and risky to steal.
- Mark all stereos or other car accessories with
an identifying number, if they are stolen, their description and
identifying number can be loaded into the National Criminal Information
Computer, available to departments all over the United States.
- Don't leave valuable items in view. Put bags
and boxes in the trunk and use a stereo with a removable faceplate.
Don't ever leave a cellular phone or CD player out!
- If you have a Parking Hang-Tag, always lock your
doors. If it is stolen, report the theft in person at 106 Towers Center.
- Mark your property by engraving or recording
the serial number so it can be identified. If they are stolen,
their description and identifying number can be loaded into the
National Criminal Information Computer, available to departments
all over the United States.
- In the Library, Union, or academic class rooms,
don't leave any property unattended, even for a minute.
- Books are usually stolen at the start and end
of the semester for resale.
- At work, arrange to lock your purse or bag up.
Don't leave your belongings open for thieves.
- Keep a record of all your valuables, a picture
of jewelry or other highly valuable items is essential.
- In the locker room, always lock your locker.
It is an easy way to prevent wallet theft.
- An engraver can be checked out from Public Safety Office with a valid University ID.
- Property Identification
Inventory Form (click to print for personal use)
- Harassing phone calls are a crime.
- UNI Police can trace harassers phone calls, but
timely reporting is a must.
- If you get a persistent harassing caller, understand
their psychology, they want you mad. Don't get mad, just calmly
hang up the phone. Don't let them win.
- If the phone call is threatening, contact UNI
Police (x3-2712 immediately. Don't take any risks.