The Dining, Housing, and Student Lounge Facilities and Services Department has taken many steps to improve the safety of its residents:
- Student doors have heavy duty, high security locksets on solid core doors.
- Door viewers on student doors.
- All residence hall access areas have 24-hour locks with prox card/key access only.
- Fire sprinkler systems in all Academic, Fitness, and Performing Arts buildings, as well as Residential facilitiies.
- Smoke and fire detection systems are located in all halls.
- Community bathrooms are equipped with security locksets.
- Crash bars are located on all exit doors.
- Security devices are secure on all first-floor windows.
- Emergency power systems and locked window screws are in all Residential Halls.
- All exterior doors in the residence hall system are monitored for proper closure and alarmed to alert staff when not secured; all external fire tower doors are designated "Emergency Exit Only" and will activate an alarm if opened.
- Travel between any public areas, via a stairwell, corridor, or other passages, to the residential living areas have access controls.
- A safe living, learning, and teaching environment.
The success of our hall security system depends on everyone who resides in our communities thinking Student Safety First.
Security is extremely important to ISSTA, and those that reside not he campus. The administration has security personnel 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on the campus property. They also have emergency call columns for students to push in case of an incident. There are also security personnel at the dormitories, along with resident assistants. Each facility is equipped with emergency buttons to reach out to law enforcement in case of emergency. There is a call center site for parents to be informed during a natural disaster or otherwise. Faculty and students are also able to utilize an online form to notify the emergency call center through the ISSTA app. This will alert that someone needs helps immediately.
The administration cannot stress enough how important security is to our students, our faculty, our family, and our community.