Keeping K-State Safe
Crime statistics compiled annually by the K-State Office of Student Life show K-State is among the safest universities in the Big 12. K-State is safe because faculty, students, and staff approach campus safety as a shared responsibility.
The campus community has adopted the Principles of Community, which state the type of welcoming, safe, and inclusive community K-State strives to be. Together we make K-State what it is: a safe, supportive, and caring community where the well-being of each of us is the responsibility of all of us.
Resources and tips for staying safe
Multiple campus notification methods
Emergency notification methods include telephone voice messages and texts, e-mail, notices on K-State's website, and notices to radio and television news media. Anyone with a K-State eID can sign up for emergency text and voice messaging through K-State Alerts.
Overview of security measures on campus
This staff of 23 commissioned campus police officers and nine noncommissioned security officers covers the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact them at 785-532-6412 to report community member behaviors that are of concern.
Cameras are placed in strategic locations on campus, including some buildings and parking lots.
Look for these blue emergency phones in multiple locations across campus.
A card swipe process in the residence halls
Only residents of each hall have access to locked doors. Residents must sign in and show their IDs when returning after 9 p.m.
Experienced, trained residential life staff
These professionals provide personal and crisis assistance in on-campus housing.
These escorts will walk you across campus at night. Call 395-SAFE (395-7233), or push one of the blue light emergency buttons.
SafeRide provides a safe ride home for K-State students and guests who live within the designated city limits of Manhattan. The service runs from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Thursday through Saturday.
What to do if you see unusual, threatening, or dangerous behavior
Safety concerns should always be reported. Here’s where to start:
- Contact the K-State police at 785-532-6412, or 911 in the case of an emergency. You can make a confidential report through the Silent Witness program.
File a Silent Witness report
- Contact the Office of Student Life at 785-532-6432. This is the primary office where students can report suspicious or threatening behavior, or concerns about fellow students.
- Contact any of the nearly 300 SafeZone allies—faculty, staff, and students—who are trained to help refer and find resources for any individual who has concerns about threats, violence, hateful acts, harassment, or discrimination, or who needs information about depression, suicide, assault, or relational difficulties. Look for the SafeZone symbol in offices, or check out the webpage to find locations of SafeZone allies.
Helpful offices to contact
K-State Police Department
108 Edwards Hall
911 in emergencies
Office of Student Life
102 Holton Hall
232 English/Counseling Services Building
Parents and Family Association
122 Anderson Hall
Lafene Health Center
1105 Sunset Ave.
206 Holton Hall