URBANA, Ill. — All emergency and non-emergency services offered through the University of Illinois Police Department will be available through spring break and beyond. The department remains fully staffed at all hours of the day.
Additionally, the SafeWalks service remains available for anyone who needs to travel on campus at night. Walking in groups and using well-lit routes substantially reduces our risk of being targeted by a criminal. Call 217-333-1216 if you need a SafeWalks escort after 9 p.m., or download the mobile app for iOS or Android.
Police said on Friday that, although some campus services may be different during the next few weeks, the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors remains the department’s number one priority.
These safety tips continue to apply, regardless of what is going on:
- Watch out for each other, and call police if you need something. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger. The University encourages students to take appropriate action to protect others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinary consequences to the victim or themselves. For more information, please review the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures.
- Stay together. Do not walk alone at night. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas. Call 217-333-1216 for a SafeWalks escort if you need one.
- Be alert. Maintaining awareness of your surroundings is critical, especially when traveling at night. Wearing headphones or looking at your phone diminishes your ability to respond to your surroundings. Walk with purpose, and stay attentive.
- Trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Call police if something looks odd — we're happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
- If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.