Emergency and Safety

Recent emergencies on a national and local level have underscored the importance of emergency planning and preparedness.

By taking time now to become familiar with the information provided throughout these pages, you can help ensure your own safety and that of those around you in the event of an actual emergency.

These pages will be updated as we continue to revise and improve our emergency plans, procedures, and organizational structure.

Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Guide

Call 911—Law Enforcement, Fire, and Medical Personnel

  • Life threatening situations that need immediate medical assistance such as: Serious injury, heavy bleeding, and/or victim is not breathing.
    • Survey the scene to make sure it is safe.
    • If at all possible stay with the victim and initiate first aid within the scope of your abilities.
    • Do NOT move the victim if you suspect a back or neck injury.
    • Use universal precautions upon rendering first aid.
    • Treat all body fluids as potentially infectious.
  • Transportation for health/medical issues.
  • Violence on campus or any college facility.
  • Fire—Know what to do in the event of a fire.

Also notify Public Safety at 319-296-4234.

Contact Public Safety @ 319-296-4234

  • Non-life-threatening emergencies.
  • If you observe someone who appears under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Violence or criminal activity on campus or any college facility.
  • Potential danger.
  • Gross misconduct.
  • Immediate evening and weekend concerns.
  • Bomb threats and chemical spills.
  • Suspicious person or suspicious package, letter, or object.

Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Student Health Clinic

Visit the Student Health Clinic, located in the Health Education and Services Center (use left door entrance). Or call 319-296-4224.

  • Non-emergency medical issues. See available medical services.
  • Mental health counseling (if available)
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Homicidal thoughts
    • Domestic abuse
    • Death of a student/family member
    • Traumatic event to student

If 911 has been called, medical staff will assist, if available, until paramedics arrive.

Contact Information

Learn more about the Hawkeye Alert

Police / Fire / Medical / Suspicious Behavior


Hawkeye Public Safety


Hawkeye Alerts and Information


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