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Health & Safety

At Drake, our first concern is for the health, safety, and security of every member of the university community and all campus visitors. We urge you to take full advantage of the services we provide, and we ask for your partnership in helping keep our campus safe and our community healthy.


If you have an emergency

call 911 first. Then, call 811 (on campus) or 515‑271‑2222.


Key Resources

Campus Public SafetyInformation on security services and parking, tips for protecting your personal safety and belongings, emergency procedures, and our annual report of crime statistics. Also manages Drake's Bulldog Alert System and Guardian Mobile Application, which connect campus to real-time announcements of campus closings, security alerts, and much more.

Des Moines Police Department—Guidelines on all the department’s services and policies. To reach the Des Moines police for non-emergency reasons, call 515-283-4811.

Health Center—Information on hours of operation, services available, immunization requirements, insurance and fees, and more.

Counseling Center—Information on counseling services, psychological testing, workshops, and referrals.

Drake University Environmental Health and Safety—Policies and services on issues ranging from asbestos in the environment to the use of protective eyewear.

Title IX—Everything you need to know, including what constitutes sexual and interpersonal misconduct, steps for making a report, and who to contact.

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Fall 2021

Now - Register for an on-campus summer visit

July 21 - Virtual Admission 101: Paying for College & Financial Aid

July 25 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

July 27 - Virtual Admission 101: The Transfer process

July 30Bulldog Days of Summer (On-Campus Program)

August 1Application for Fall & Spring 2022 opens!

August 6Bulldog Days of Summer (On-Campus Program)

August 9Bulldog Days of Summer (On-Campus Program)