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Students, faculty and staff share the responsibility of keeping our campus safe and together work hard to have resources in place. The university community is guided by the Principles of Community, which describes the type of safe, supportive and caring community K-State seeks to foster.

Report unusual, threatening or dangerous behavior

Students can report suspicious behavior or concerns about fellow students to the Campus Safety and Security Office at 785-826-2909.

Receive emergency notifications

Sign up for K-State Alerts to notify you in case of an emergency. K-State Alerts will send you a text, email or voice message if there is an alert for your campus. Alert beacons, police public address system and website postings will warn the community in the event of a campus emergency.

Utilize the security measures on campus

K-State Campus Safety and Security Office

The Campus Safety and Security Office has many officers that patrol their campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. K-State Police monitor numerous emergency phone call boxes located throughout the Polytechnic Campus. Find the locations of the blue emergency phone boxes here.


LiveSafe is an app for the K-State community which allows you to connect with university safety resources, access safety maps and emergency information, and use peer-to-peer location tracking with group chat so friends can monitor and talk to you as you travel the campus.

Resources to prevent sexual and domestic violence

The Center for Advocacy Response and Education (CARE) on the Manhattan campus provides information about the prevention of various forms of interpersonal violence and assistance in addressing the effects of sexual, dating/domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. This resource is available to all students, regardless of campus location.

The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas (DVACK) serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, teen dating violence and elder abuse. DVACK works from a victim-centered approach providing direct support and trauma-informed services. All services are absolutely voluntary, free and confidential. In addition to survivor services, DVACK staff conduct a multitude of informational presentations and trainings to various community organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals in effort to raise awareness and educate the Salina community of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, teen dating violence and elder abuse.

Emergency management at K-State Polytechnic

Terrorism preparedness