Safety Resources

Report a campus safety concern

Please identify the individual you want notified in the event you are determined missing. The person may be the same individual you have listed elsewhere as your general emergency contact. If you are determined missing, Southern Utah University will notify your Confidential Contact Person and the appropriate law enforcement agency no later than 24 hours after the time you are determined missing. If you are under 18 years of age and not an emancipated individual, SUU is required to notify your custodial parent or guardian as well. (An "emancipated individual" refers to a minor who is self-supporting and independent of parental control, usually as a result of a court order.) The information you provide will only be accessible by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of a missing person investigation.

The form is to be filled out by the student living on campus which is located on mySUU.

Protect Yourself Against Sexual Assault:

  • Always lock your door—when you are home or away.
  • You have the right to say NO to any unwanted sexual contact.
  • Communicate your limits verbally.
  • Listen to your gut feelings.
  • Attend social activities with friends.
  • Eliminate or limit your alcohol intake.
  • Stay out of isolated areas; especially at night.
  • Consider a course in self-defense.

Royhypnol, GHB, and other drugs increase the risk of sexual assault. When slipped into a drink, these drugs are odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Effects can take place within 15-30 minutes and can include dizziness, sleepiness, feeling intoxicated, and amnesia-like symptoms.

Protect Yourself Against Date Rape Drugs:

  • Only drink from unopened containers or drinks you’ve seen poured.
  • Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Avoid group drinks, such as punch bowls.

If you are the victim of sexual assault or date rape:

  • Report it. Come to the SUU Police office and we can help you.
  • Go to a hospital or doctor immediately. Don’t bathe, shower, or change clothes before you go. You might destroy valuable medical evidence. Our Wellness Center here on campus is available to you for medical attention and counseling.
  • See a counselor who’s trained in rape crisis work to help you deal with fears and painful feelings that may linger after the attack.

For questions about sexual assault, call the Utah Rape and Sexual Assault 24-hour Crisis and Information Line at 888-421-1100

  • Park in a well-lit spot away from shrubs and wooded areas. Park as close to where you’re going as possible.
  • Make a mental note of where you park so you can find your car again quickly.
  • Have your keys out as you approach your car.
  • Check the back seat and underneath your car before getting in. These are convenient places for someone to hide. Once inside, lock your door immediately.
  • Install a safety lock or tracker on your laptop.
  • Don’t leave your book bag unattended.
  • Always lock up your bike.
  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight.
  • Don’t leave a large amount of cash in your room, even if it’s “hidden”.
  • Keep your blinds pulled at night and when you’re out so thieves can’t see what’s “available” to them.
  • Get your name or T # engraved on your valuable items in the SUU Police office.
  • Keep your door locked at all times.
  • Close blinds at night time.
  • Verify that you know the person at the door prior to unlocking it.
  • Complete the Home Security Survey and have any problems fixed.  Home Security Survey
  • Always treat all firearms as if loaded.
  • Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  • Never point the firearm at anything you do not intend to destroy.
  • Always keep finger off the trigger until you are prepared to shoot.
  • Keep proper training before handling a firearm.
  • Contact police if you find a firearm unattended.
  • If you are concerned about your wellbeing or a cohabitants wellbeing, additional firearm safety steps can be taken, for more information listed under Firearms on campus.
  • Know where your emergency exits are located so you can easily get out if there’s a fire.
  • Always heed the fire alarm.
  • Don’t tamper with fire equipment such as extinguishers and alarm boxes. Malfunctioning or missing equipment can mean life or death in a real fire situation.
  • Don’t drape scarves or other fabric over lamps. Left unattended, they can easily catch fire.
  • Don’t give out personal info to unknown individuals.
  • If someone is sending you threatening emails, texting inappropriate comments, tracking you in a chat room or watching you, report it immediately.
  • Engaging in illegal file sharing puts you and your school in a compromising position. An increasing number of students are being charged for downloading material that isn’t theirs.
  • ALWAYS wear a seat belt—both you and your passengers.
  • Don’t drive under the influence.
  • If you are ever drowsy while driving, PULL OVER!
  • Limit or eliminate distractions, such as cell phones, while driving.
  • Obey all speed limits.
  • While driving in town, watch for pedestrians.
  • Crash Reduction Task Force Rural Video

Be Wary of Deer

  • Drive slow through areas with large deer population.
  • Watch for eyes reflecting in your headlights.
  • Remember that deer travel in herds!
  • Don’t place confidence in deer whistles and other devices claiming to prevent collisions.


  • Always wear a helmet and protective clothing.
  • Follow all traffic laws, including city ordinances.
  • Riding with a passenger requires extra skill—make sure you have plenty of experience riding alone before you take a passenger.
  • Be courteous of other motorists.


  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Make eye contact with drivers when crossing or merging with vehicle traffic.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Travel a speed that is safe and not reckless for the conditions.

Counseling & Psychological Services: available to help you with many different aspects of your safety. They are prepared to deal with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and are closely collaborated with other counseling and psychological services. Services are offered to all enrolled students, regardless of credit hours.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Fax: 435-865-8055
CAPS Office: 136 West University Blvd.