The Michigan State University Police encourages each member of the campus community - students, faculty, and staff - to take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around campus.
Residence hall rooms feature hard-wired smoke detectors and fire-rated room and wing doors. Residents regularly participate in fire drills. All room doors have peepholes and night receptionists are in place to see that only building residents, or a guest that a resident signs in and takes responsibility for, are allowed in the building after hours. All halls have security cameras in the lobby.
University facilities are well maintained and their security is given regular attention. The "Green Light" Emergency Telephone System follows major walkways and are placed in campus parking areas. These phones, topped with a green light, are for emergency calls to on-campus numbers.
In addition to MSU’s extensive campus bus system, the Night Owl service provides late night transportation on campus after the buses stop at 2 a.m. In addition, students can use StateWalk, an on-campus nighttime walking service where pairs of volunteers will walk with individuals between on-campus destinations.
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