The Illinois State University campus is located in McLean County, a community of approximately 165,000 residents. For more than 150 years, the University has provided an environment for our students to live, learn, and study; for our faculty to teach, research, and provide public service; for our staff to work; and for the public to enjoy cultural activities and other university services without cause for concern regarding their safety or security.
However, tragic events over the course of the last few years at colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools, places of business, and other public venues underscore the importance for the University to be prepared to act in the event of an emergency. Illinois State University is dedicated to taking every reasonable measure to ensure for the safety and welfare of its students, faculty, staff and visitors.
This website includes plans, procedures, programs, guidance documents, etc. dedicated to ensuring that Illinois State University remains in a constant state of readiness to address any type of emergency that may occur on our campus. This represents an enormous challenge and requires the entire campus community to be vigilant of the potential for violence on campus and understand their respective roles in responding to any crisis.
Those visiting this website have already taken the first step in becoming more prepared in the face of an emergency at ISU. You are encouraged to visit the many links on this website to learn more about what the university is doing to prevent and respond to violence on campus, and what YOU can do to take part in this effort. Any questions can be directed to Environmental Health & Safety at 309-438-8325.