Campus Emergencies, Warnings and Notifications

Campus Emergencies, Warnings and Notifications

BU Timely Warning

April 3, 2016 — This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.

Between 1:30 and 6 a.m. today (April 3, 2016) a student may have been sexually assaulted in a residence hall after accepting a drink that may have contained a date rape drug. The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Anyone with information should contact Bloomsburg University Police, 570-389-2211.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings. Do not open your door for strangers, accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police.

Staying Safe in Residence Halls and Apartments

If you are living in residence halls or in off campus housing ensure that you always lock your doors, even if you are only leaving for a short period of time.

    Be aware of tailgating. If you feel that a person is tailgating you in order to access an area where you believe they should not be, challenge them - as long as you feel comfortable and safe to do so. Or contact Bloomsburg University Police at 570-389-2211 or if living off campus call Bloomsburg Town Police at 911.

  • When going out, always ensure that you close all windows, even if you are on a high floor.
  • Before allowing entry to your residence always ensure you are aware of who is at the door. If you are unsure ask what they want before opening the door. If you are still not sure ask them to come back and inform a friend.
  • Never leave your personal items near a window in view, ie laptops, mobile phones, wallets or bags or any other valuable item that may attract a would-be burglar or opportunist.

If you believe that your residence requires any Security updates or further Security measures then contact BUPD or if living off campus, contact your landlord.


Workplace Safety

BU's Office of Workplace Safety has university-wide responsibility for developing and maintaining health and safety programs, providing an environment that protects and promotes the health and safety of all students, employees and visitors, ensures compliance will all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. The department also provides training, consultation services and other various health and safety services.

University Police

BU's Police Department employs commissioned police officers enforcing Pennsylvania Crime and Vehicle Codes and University Policies. Security officers monitor parking. Police officers are trained in first aid procedures and CPR, including one specifically as a first responder. Contained within the department is a sexual assault specialist. University and Pennsylvania regulations pertaining to alcohol, drugs and fire safety are strictly enforced by officers.