Housing & Residential Life takes the safety and security of each of our residents seriously, and strives to provide the safest environment possible.

Housing & Residential Life and BSU have established systems and policies aimed at keeping our student population safe, however, each resident has the responsibility to take steps to ensure their own personal safety and to secure their personal property.

Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety (Campus Security) provides 24-hour campus patrol and emergency services, and works closely with local law enforcement agencies. They provide a number of services and programs aimed at increasing personal safety including:

Informer System

The system is controlled and activated by the Department of Public Safety. The P.A. system allows Department of Public Safety staff to broadcast live information to building occupants.

Blue Light Phone System

An emergency blue light phone system is installed on campus to make the reporting of serious incidents easier and quicker. Units are placed throughout the campus. The phones are used in case of emergency only and will immediately connect the user to Campus Security.

Campus Escorts

A limited campus escort service is available upon request, at no expense to the user, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by calling or stopping by, the Department of Public Safety, Lower Walnut Hall, (218) 755-3888.

Crime Prevention & Operation ID

Programs are presented throughout the academic year that target personal safety and property protection. These programs address the prevention of crime through awareness. The topics covered include sexual assault, personal safety, fire prevention, crime reporting and property protection. Programs will be offered free of charge during the academic year and also upon request. To request a program, contact the Crime Prevention Officer at the Department of Public Safety.


All students may bring their car to campus, however parking in the residence halls lots is by permit only. Learn more about parking permits and call the Cashier’s Office to purchase yours: (218) 755-2045.

Residence Hall lots and entrances are monitored by security cameras 24/7.