Campus Safety Tips

If You See Something, Say Something!

Stay safe on and around campus with our Summer Safety Tips!


Summer safety tips  

Be prepared for anything by checking the weather before you head outside.  

Be prepared for anything by checking the weather before you head outside.  
Lather on sunscreen anytime you're outdoors.

Wear clothing that repels heat (lighter colors versus darker colors).

Pack a refillable water bottle and first aid kit. Be vigilant about water safety.
Do not leave children or pets in vehicles .

Make sure to lock your vehicle doors.

Make sure your apartment doors/windows are locked .

Lock your bicycles up with a U-Lock.

Park in well-lit areas 

Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times

Walk with a friend, especially at night or request a Viking Safety Escort Don’t leave your personal property unattended - It only takes a few seconds for someone to take your property

To report any campus emergency dial 9-1-1 or 8-9-1-1 from any campus telephone. Most CSU phones have been upgraded with a dedicated "911" button near the upper right corner of the phone. This button provides direct contact with a CSU Police Dispatcher.

Cell phone users should dial 9-1-1 and tell the operator to connect them with CSU Police.

For non-emergencies, please call 216-687-2020.


Faculty, staff, and students who feel unsure about their safety while walking on campus may request a Viking Safety Escort.  The Viking Safety Escort Service is not a taxi service but a safety option for those that have a genuine concern for their personal safety.   

Viking Safety Escorts are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year by Security Officers and Student Campus Safety Officers (CSOs) for on-campus and nearby off-campus student housing locations only.

You may request a Viking Safety Escort through our Rave Guardian safety app or by contacting CSUPD at 216-687-2020.

Don't walk alone - use the Viking Safety Escort Service!   See Something Suspicious, Say Something Specific!

Rave Guardian App

Rave Guardian allows Students, Faculty, and Staff to connect with the CSU Police Department's 9-1-1 dispatchers with a simple push of a button.

Direct Downloads:
Rave Guardian for iPhone
Rave Guardian for Android