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Be Prepared

Illinois State University encourages the entire University community to participate in activities that collectively raise our level of preparedness and institutional resiliency. Stay informed and be prepared, as an emergency can occur at any time. Think ahead and always consider your options. In an emergency remain as calm as possible, remember your training, and do not take unnecessary risks. Knowing how to respond during an emergency is crucial to your personal safety and the well-being of those around you. Every member of the University Community is encouraged to get personally involved in preparedness activities.

Safe Redbirds

Safe Redbirds is the official safety app of Illinois State University. It is the only app that integrates with ISU's safety and security systems. Emergency Management worked to develop a unique app that provides students, faculty, staff and guests with added safety on the Illinois State University campus. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources.

Preparedness and Prevention


While not all crimes and safety issues are preventable, education and awareness are powerful tools to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. In these topics specific strategies and resources are addressed for a variety of topics affecting the Illinois State University community.

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