Campus Safety

Welcome to Housing & Residential Education and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay! The purpose of this information is to inform you of policies and practices which are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable campus living experience for you, while simultaneously respecting the values and rights of all individuals within our residential community.

While the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and the surrounding community are relatively safe places, it is important to recognize that no place is without certain dangers. With this in mind, you are encouraged to practice the following five fire safety recommendations.

Fire Safety Recommendations

  1. Take responsibility for fire prevention and know how to protect yourself in the event of a fire.
  2. Know where exists are located, and the location of fire extinguishers and fire alarm pull stations.
  3. Maintain a safe living environment by using 3-prong extension cords; not overloading electrical outlets; checking smoke detectors regularly; not leaving items on top of the cooking range.
  4. Confronting or reporting others violating fire safety policies.
  5. Take all fire alarms seriously.

In the event of a fire, survival is your top priority. If safe to do so, notify others near the fire; activate the fire alarm system; call 9+911; and quickly decide if you can extinguish the fire. If not, get out, closing all doors behind you. If you cannot get out, get someone’s attention for help

Personal Safety Recommendations

  • If you choose to consume alcohol, do so in a legal, safe and responsible manner. Many crimes against people are more easily committed when under the influence of alcohol. We strongly encourage you to make thoughtful and responsible decisions regarding the use of alcohol. This includes not drinking in illegal, peer-pressured, high-risk, or life-threatening ways. By avoiding alcohol entirely, or choosing to consume it responsibly, you will decrease the likelihood of being victimized by crime or being cited for alcohol-related infractions. You will also reduce your risk of suffering negative consequences to your physical and/or emotional welfare, your interpersonal relationships, your financial fitness, and your academic success.
  • Lock your door anytime you leave your room or apartment, even if gone for just a brief period of time. It is also recommended that you lock your door when you are alone in your room or apartment. Recognize that your room or apartment door is the front door to your home. You and your possessions are safest when the door is locked.
  • Use the “buddy system”, especially at night. In many instances of crime, the victim is alone. If you are out late at night, it is recommended that you do so with a friend. If you are returning late at night to your residence from a place of study, entertainment or employment, it is recommended that you do so in the company of others.
  • Be especially attentive to your personal safety during non-routine events and times of the year. Crimes are sometimes perpetrated at times of the year when population density increases or decreases. For example, if you are staying on campus during the semester break periods when fewer people are around, it is recommended that you pay particularly close attention to your safety and welfare.

Additional Resources

If you would like additional information about residence hall policies, enhancing your safety and security, or reducing your risks associated with the use of alcohol, please contact the offices below. 

Student Misconduct

Please know that the following are examples of student misconduct which will result in university judicial action and/or civil action, including possible housing contract termination and eviction.

  • Illegal possession, use, or providing of alcohol or drugs.
  • Possession of explosives, accelerants, fireworks, or firearms/weapons.
  • Presenting a fire hazard, including the use of cigarettes, candles, incense, or open-coil cooking or heating equipment.
  • Tampering with fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, pull stations, alarms, exit signs, extinguishers/hoses, sprinkler heads, or annunciator panels.
  • Throwing/dropping objects out of windows or climbing in/out of windows.
  • Trespassing in apartments and residence hall rooms.
  • Physical or verbal abuse, harassment, or battery of another person or staff member
  • Any behavior deemed dangerous to self or others.

Your Role

As a community member, you play a very important role in ensuring the quality and safety of your living environment. Please do your part by reporting all policy violations, suspicious behavior, hazardous conditions, or safety and security concerns. Together we can make campus living a wonderful experience for all!