Campus Safety

See how Drake fosters an environment of safety

Whether you’re strolling through campus, hanging out in your dorm room or walking to your car, Drake is committed to providing a safe and secure experience for all students.

If you have an emergency, call 911 first.

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

Safety Resources

Student safety is of the utmost importance at Drake. There is a wide range of resources to help you stay safe, including campus security officers and transportation services.

Campus Safety Officers

Drake Campus Security is staffed by 20 full-time officers—all trained to assist in cases of medical emergencies—who patrol campus around the clock.

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.

Drake's Bulldog Alert System

Using the Guardian Mobile Application, connect campus to real-time announcements of campus closings, security alerts, and much more.

Residence Hall Security

Residence Halls are locked at 11 p.m. every night, and anyone entering after that time must provide identification to the on-duty receptionist.

Safe Ride Program

Each evening this transportation service shuttles students to all campus locations, including those located in the immediate neighborhood.

Security Phones

Be immediately connected to Campus Security through the 46 security phones located inside buildings and along heavily traveled outdoor campus areas.

Security Cameras

There are several closed-circuit television cameras in key areas of academic buildings and throughout student parking lots. These cameras are always monitored by security staff.


Parking on Campus

If you bring a car to campus, parking is available with a valid parking pass. Visit the campus parking website for more information.

Campus Crime Statistics

View Drake’s campus security crime statistics report.

Search for security statistics for more than 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States through the U.S. Department of Education.

Drake University Environmental Health and Safety

Policies and services on issues ranging from asbestos in the environment to the use of protective eyewear.

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