BGSU is located in a classic college town, away from large urban areas. The Department of Public Safety provides around-the-clock protection and sponsors many crime prevention programs. A Campus Escort Service, University Shuttle, sophisticated outdoor lighting system, 911 telephone system and outdoor emergency telephones combine to provide an environment that feels safe and secure.
University Police patrol the campus 24 hours a day in marked police cars, on bicycles and on foot. All residence halls have electronic door access security systems and are staffed during late night hours. Residents are issued a personal entry device (PED).
For information about crime prevention, the law enforcement authority of the University Police, policies for reporting crime on campus and crime statistics for the most recent three-year period, see the BGSU Safety and Security Report provided by the Department of Public Safety.