Safety and Security
Students have access to their residence hall at all times when the university is in session. An electronic door-access system near most doors requires use of a resident’s K-State ID card. All entrances to the residence halls are locked 24 hours a day.
Each night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the main front doors are the only accessible entrance to each hall. The side entrances may not be used during those hours. Exterior wing doors have electronic sensors that detect when doors are left ajar. Students are encouraged to lock their door and carry their room key and K-State ID card at all times.
All residence halls have appropriate fire protection equipment, including a smoke detector in each room and a general fire alarm system. Smoke detectors are equipped with either a tamper-evident seal or electronic monitoring device. If seals are removed or broken, a charge is assessed to the residents of the room.
Community assistants, hall staff and emergency facilities management staff are available 24 hours a day to respond to the needs of students. In addition, a free campus-sponsored escort program known as Wildcat Walk is available 24 hours a day to accompany residents walking on campus.
What To Do During Storm Warnings
K-State Alerts is Kansas State University's emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information quickly to the university community. All students are encouraged to sign up for this free service.
Rave Guardian is an app for the K-State community that provides a direct connection to K-State police and other resources so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you and your friends stay safe every day.