Personal Safety

  • Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and show a confident attitude.
  • All suspicious activity should be reported to the Department of Campus Safety (ext. 5151) on campus or (208-459-5151) off campus and the Caldwell Police Dispatch (208-455-7531) off campus. Timely reports of information make it easier for the police to gather critical evidence and increase the odds of recovering stolen property and successfully prosecuting a criminal.
  • Avoid walking alone at night - walk with a group, or call Campus Safety for an escort - if you must walk alone please make sure to use well lighted paths and sidewalks and take the most direct route.
  • Notice the location of various emergency call boxes on campus
  • Keep your doors locked (room and vehicle). Do not prop open residence doors, even when going to the shower - this is an invitation for trespassers.
  • Do not lend your keys or ID card, - even your friends - not everyone will take the same care as you would.
  • Report all maintenance problems (broken locks, windows, etc.) to your RA immediately.
  • Attend Security Awareness programs held on campus for valuable information and safety tips.
  • Identify your valuables - We have five engravers you may check out through Residence Life. There is also a link to a form that you can print off and fill out for your own records.
  • Use crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signals to safely cross streets.
  • Be aware of campus and local crime trends. You are your best protection - educate yourself