Safety

On Iowa! schedule amended to improve participation in bystander intervention training

Video-based CHOOSE curriculum offers strategies for students
Bystander intervention training has always been an integral part of the University of Iowa’s On Iowa! program, which provides a comprehensive introduction to campus life for first-year students. But this year, even more students will receive the important training thanks to a deliberate change in scheduling.

UI to expand NITE RIDE service

Late-night transportation service will be open to all genders, powered by mobile app
The UI’s late-night transportation service is now open to people of all genders and powered by a smartphone application. The app will enable users to pinpoint their location within the NITE RIDE boundary map and request a ride to and from any location within those boundaries.
scott beckner portrait

New UIPD director believes in community of trust, transparency

Scott Beckner hopes to focus on teaching moments, getting to know the UI's students
For Scott Beckner, public safety on a college campus is about more than just writing citations and enforcing the law. It’s about building a community of trust and transparency that reinforces healthy decision-making and ensures everyone feels safe and supported.

University of Iowa continues progress on reducing high-risk drinking

New Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan outlines additional strategies for improvement
The University of Iowa is making progress curtailing high-risk undergraduate drinking and its negative effects, according to new data from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey.
activity in an operating room

Medicine Iowa Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

By employing a video game system’s computer vision in a hospital room, a University of Iowa research team is pioneering an automated approach to track interactions between health care workers and patients, capturing previously elusive data to support the work of hospital epidemiologists.

university of iowa seal

Working to improve our campus climate for everyone

The report of a racially motivated attack and subsequent investigation has been difficult for our University of Iowa community. Regardless of the outcome, this incident highlighted a level of fear and distrust on our campus that must and will be addressed.

9 tips to avoid phishing scams

For starters, don't respond to the initial contact
As part of its ongoing education and awareness efforts, the UI Information Security & Policy Office is reminding the campus to always be vigilant of “phishing” attacks—scams that use emails or phone calls to solicit personal or confidential information that the scammer uses illicitly.

Fourth finalist named for director of public safety position

Scott Beckner visiting Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13
On Wednesday, May 11, the UI announced the fourth candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Scott Beckner, director of public safety at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, will visit campus May 12 and 13.

Third finalist named for director of public safety position

Douglas Tripp visiting Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10
On Sunday, May 8, the UI announced the third candidate for the position of assistant vice president and director of public safety. Douglas Tripp, senior director of safety and security for Orange County Public Schools in Florida, will visit campus May 9 and 10.

Pages