G.7 Emergencies


USI Public Safety maintains 24-hour, seven-day-a-week security coverage of the campus. Security duties include traffic control, security of physical assets, and safety of all employees, students and guests of the campus. In addition, all Public Safety officers are trained in first aid and other emergency procedures. A memorandum of understanding with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office provides an enhanced law enforcement presence on campus

To obtain the quickest and most effective response to any campus or housing emergency, contact USI Public Safety at 812-492-7777. The Public Safety dispatcher maintains radio and telephone contact with Public Safety officers and will contact the appropriate emergency response agency including, but not limited to, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, Perry Township Fire Department or ambulance service, if needed.

The caller will need to provide his/her name, campus location and a description of the nature and severity of the situation to the dispatcher.

For information on emergency procedures, refer to the Campus Emergency Procedures Guide at https://www.usi.edu/emergency/emergency-procedures/ or call Public Safety at 812-464-1845.

USI Rave Alerts give critical and timely warnings - via email, text message, and voice message - about emergencies, severe weather and other incidents impacting the University community. Everyone with a USI email address is automatically enrolled in the Rave Alert system, however, users can log in through MyUSI to change their settings For more information on Rave Alerts and settings, visit https://www.usi.edu/rave.

USI Public Safety also manages Rave Guardian, an app-based tool that allows anyone with an active USI email, as well as some guest groups, to utilize the app to contact Public Safety or allow someone to monitor their safety during travel. It also provides a number of resources, including website information and contact information for key safety and wellness departments and outside resources. More about Rave Guardian can be found at https://www.usi.edu/rave.

During an emergency, USI Public Safety works with University Strategic Communication to deliver messages to the campus community. Information is posted on the USI homepage, www.usi.edu and on the Emergency Page, www.usi.edu/emergency, where regular updates are posted.