Safety Tips

Personal Safety

The residential community is generally a safe environment,however it is not without crime. The majority of crimes in the residence halls involve the theft of personal property.Few of these thefts involve "forced entry" and most offenses fall into the category of "crimes of opportunity." Effective security and protection of people and property are the primary responsibilities of all members of the campus community. Residents are encouraged to be security conscious at all times.


  • Travel on well lit streets.
  • Walk with someone at night.
  • Use a route that is well traveled by others.
  • Know where emergency phones are located.
  • Do not impair your judgment by the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not prop residence hall or apartment doors open.
  • Lock your door when you leave or while you are sleeping.
  • Lock room or apartment when leaving a roommate asleep.
  • Keep valuables such as wallets, money, and jewelry out of sight.
  • Engrave all valuable items with your driver's license number.
  • Keep a record of all valuables noting description and serial numbers.
  • Do not invite people you meet on the Internet to your room or to stay overnight in your room.
  • Do not allow solicitors to enter your room.
  • Request identification and authorization from maintenance staff requesting to enter your room.
  • Never lend your keycard, I.D. card, or meal card to anyone.
  • Report all thefts immediately to the University Police at 786-1120.
  • Report to the residence hall staff, all doors, locks and windows that are in need of repair.
  • Be suspicious of unknown persons loitering or checking doors. Note their description and call University Police at 786-1120.

For your safety, Resident Advisers, employed by DRL, are on duty from 5:00 pm to 8:00am weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and University holidays.  The RA on Duty for your community may be reached by dialing the number listed below:

RA Duty Numbers:

  • Main Apartment Complex (MAC):  529.9176
  • North Hall:  529.9177
  • East Hall & Templewood: 529.9178
  • West Hall: 529.9179
  • University Police: 786.1120

Twenty-four hour police service is provided on campus by UPD. Uniformed officers, commissioned by the State of Alaska, routinely patrol campus buildings, parking lots and the on-campus living community. To contact University Police, dial 6-1120 from any on-campus phone, or 786-1120 from an off-campus, cell, or public pay phone.