The University of Iowa

Emergency Information

HAWK ALERT: ICPD continues to investigate. No suspect identified. Remain vigilant, report suspicious activity, and resume normal activity. More at e.uiowa.edu.

HAWK ALERT: ICPD continues to investigate. No suspect identified. Remain vigilant, report suspicious activity, and resume normal activity. More at e.uiowa.edu.

Situation Update(s): 

Campus Safety Services

The only person responsible for a crime is the perpetrator. The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is providing the following safety tips and risk reduction strategies in an effort to assist the university community with taking the necessary precautions.

  • Strongly consider using campus safety services such as Nite Ride (free, late-night transportation service) and Rave Guardian (which allows you to request a guardian to monitor your walk by GPS). 
  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking during the late night and early morning hours.
  • If you believe you are being followed, quickly run/walk toward other people or enter an establishment and immediately call 911.
  • Never risk injury for material items. Give them up immediately if you are threatened with physical harm.
  • You are under no obligation to communicate with strangers; don’t be concerned with appearing rude if you feel vulnerable.
  • Keep your door locked at all times, even if you are only leaving for a short time or sleeping.
  • As a bystander: If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Being an active bystander doesn’t require that you put yourself at risk. Call 911, and, if practical, attempt to record pertinent information (description of the offender, distinguishing features, location and direction of travel etc.) 
  • Report any suspicious activity to police immediately, by calling 911.
09/07/2022 - 7:54am
Status: 
Open - Investigation Ongoing