Campus Safety

We take safety seriously.

Many of our campus police officers are sworn Springfield Special Police Officers who are available 24/7 and regularly patrol the residence halls. They have the authority to conduct investigations and arrest people if necessary. In addition, we have Campus Protection Officers whose job is to ensure the campus is secure and provide extra security throughout the campus. All of our safety policies and procedures are in place to ensure you’re protected and comfortable here.


Safety tips

You can help us with safety on campus, too. If you see or hear something, report it!

In your residence hall

  • Don’t prop secured doors.
  • Keep doors and windows locked when you leave (even if for a short time).
  • Watch your keys and ID card. Don’t loan, leave, or lose them.
  • Do not put your room location on your key ring.
  • Watch for unwanted visitors and report anyone suspicious.
  • Avoid being alone in isolated locations.

Around Campus

  • Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially off campus late at night.
  • Use the campus shuttle.
  • Have your keys ready before you reach your car or door.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Avoid contact with people you don’t know
  • If possible, always carry a phone.
  • Trust your instincts! If something seems wrong, it probably is.


Reporting a crime

Campus police will respond to all emergencies, including police, fire, or medical ones. If you need to report a crime, here’s how to reach us:


413.205.3333 (ext.3333 from a campus phone)

Blue emergency phone

These blue light emergency phones are located strategically on campus

In person

Hines Hall


Fire safety

Residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors, heat detectors, fire extinguishers and alarm pull stations. They’re also monitored by an alarm reporting company that alerts both AIC police and the Springfield Fire Department simultaneously. In addition, we conduct fire drills every semester to check our systems and ensure buildings are being evacuated promptly and properly.


Emergency response

We will immediately notify the campus community in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of our students or staff. These warnings are sent through the Everbridge Campus notification/emergency system, which is the fastest and most reliable way to reach faculty, staff, and students through texts, emails and recorded landline messages.


Crime statistics

AIC police maintain a daily log of all any crimes reported as part of standing operation procedure. Download the 2015 report now.


Missing student policy

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, we will notify appropriate law enforcement agencies within 24 hours after a student is deemed missing and we’ll also get in touch with the student’s emergency contact within the same time frame.

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