The Campus Safety Office at Concordia University Ann Arbor is committed to providing safety, protection and service to students, staff, faculty and visitors.
All members of the campus community are encouraged to immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity to Campus Safety (734-358-1340). The responding officer will investigate the complaint or concern and, if appropriate, complete an incident report. Reported violations of federal or state laws, city ordinances, and university policies are documented in reports maintained by the Department of Campus Safety.
The Concordia University Department of Campus Safety would rather prevent crime or injury than react to it after the fact. For that reason Campus Safety, in cooperation with the Student Life and other university departments, administer a number of programs designed to encourage students and staff to be responsible for their own safety.
Members of the campus community are asked to notify Campus Safety (734-358-1340) if they notice any unlocked or propped doors that should be secured. Residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, year-round. Key card access is required to gain access to a residence hall. Campus Safety officers routinely check residence halls to ensure they remain closed and locked. Other university facilities are checked and locked/unlocked at predetermined times.
- Be aware of your surrounding
- Use the “buddy” system. Do not walk alone after normal business hours.
- Report all strange/questionable activities and encounters with individuals to Campus Safety
- Trust your instincts with encounters with strangers for your personal safety.
- Do not wear earphones while walking or jogging.
- Use Campus Safety for escorts to and from any location on Concordia’s campus during the evening hours.
- Stay alert, and plan ahead for "What if...?"
- Know your neighbors or coworkers; you are the best one to determine who does not belong.
- Do not prop open exterior doors.
- If you come in through an electronic key card access door, do not allow strangers to enter with you on your code. They should have their own access card.
- Always lock your door when you leave.
- Lock your door while you sleep.
- Get involved. If you see someone you consider suspicious or out of place, CALL CAMPUS SAFETY IMMEDIATELY.
- Protect your Property
- Keep your car locked. Store items of value in the trunk out of view.
- Coats, backpacks, and purses should remain with you or be locked up.
- Mark and record your belongings.
- If you have a bicycle on campus, document all information about the bike, and make sure it is secure before leaving it.
Lighting, Shrubbery and Trees
The university has maintained a program of adding exterior lighting to minimize dark areas used by pedestrians on the campus. All facilities on the campus are accessible by sidewalk routes that are well lit. Individuals are cautioned to avoid dark places that may be the shortest distance between two buildings. Stay on lighted sidewalks and walk with another person that you know! Landscaping is maintained on a regular basis. Maintenance and Campus Safety personnel routinely inspect the campus for potential areas that may be considered unsafe. Please contact the Department of Campus Safety (734-358-1340) to report broken lights, landscaping that may need to be trimmed, or other potential hazards.