The following information is intended to outline the measures taken to ensure the safety and security of the various facilities on the Augustana campus.
Each of the various academic buildings are locked down at their specified closing time (a detailed listing of the specific building closing times can be found in Inside Augustana) by a staff member of the Public Safety Office. This procedure involves a complete walk-through of the building and ensuring that all exterior entrances are secured. This lock down is followed by a second check during the overnight hours.
All outside contractors who find it necessary to enter any student living area are required to register with the Public Safety Dispatch Office (Sorensen Hall) on a daily basis. Any keys which are required by the contractor for the completion of the work are checked out on a daily basis by the contractor and are required to be returned at the end of the work day.
All Augustana employees who enter or work in student living areas are expected to be in uniform. Additionally, all employees are provided with a photo ID badge. In the event they are not in uniform they are expected to wear the photo ID on display.
The five primary residence halls are secured 24 hours a day with access to the building lobby regulated via a proximity card access system. Additionally, each of the halls features a second level of security which restricts access to the student living areas to building residents. . A full-time Residential Life staff member is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies which may occur in either the residence halls or Transitional Living Areas.
Students living in other college-owned housing (Transitional Living Areas) are expected to keep all exterior entrances to the residences locked 24 hours a day.